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Intestinal parasites

August 4, 2019

Almost all puppies and kittens have intestinal parasites.  They are infected through the placenta, through their mother’s milk or through normal grooming and nursing behavior.  As animals age, the environment plays a larger role in infection. Parasites can also be spread through fleas and through…

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Taking the anxiety out of anesthesia

August 4, 2019

Pets require anesthesia for a variety of procedures during their life.  Many of these procedures such as spaying, neutering and dental cleanings are done to avoid potentially serious problems later in life.  Anesthesia involves administering potent medications to induce an unconscious state. When the procedure…

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Bandage home care

August 4, 2019

Once a bandage has been applied by your veterinarian, it is imperative that you monitor and care for the bandage daily to prevent complications. Proper bandage care is essential for fast healing of your pet’s wound. A bandage that is dirty, wet or too tight…

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First Aid for your pet

August 4, 2019

Be Prepared Keep your regular veterinarian’s phone number and the after-hours veterinarian’s phone number in a place you can easily find them. Include directions or maps so you know how to get there even when you are worried or in a hurry. Have a written…

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Household hazards: Safety for pets

August 4, 2019

Common household items such as plants, foods and chemicals can harm your pet if ingested.  With a little knowledge and a bit of extra effort you can pet-proof your home and prevent an accidental poisoning. Pet-Proof your Home Cover trash bins or store them in…

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Feline Anorexia

August 3, 2019

There are many reasons cats will not eat their normal diet. They may have an underlying disease condition such as upper respiratory infection, pancreatitis, kidney disease or cancer. Occasionally cats will suffer bouts of anxiety related to household changes, i.e. a new home, variations of…

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Toxoplasmosis: Frequently Asked Questions

August 3, 2019

What is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii (aka T. gondii).  It is one of the most common parasitic diseases found in pets and humans.  Despite the high prevalence, this parasite rarely causes significant clinical disease, as long as pets…

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Kitty colds: Living with Feline Herpes virus

August 3, 2019

Almost all kittens and cats are exposed to feline herpes virus (FHV-1). Some will develop effective immunity against it and others will become carriers of the virus. FHV-1 will commonly go into a latent state and hide within the nervous system and not cause any…

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

August 3, 2019

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) is the term used to describe a group of urinary tract symptoms in cats. These symptoms include bloody urine, straining to urinate (frequently going in an out of the litter box and/or posturing to urinate with little to no urine voided),…

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Periodontal disease: An epidemic in dogs and cats

August 3, 2019

Periodontal disease affects more than 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 years. It starts with plaque accumulation on the teeth. Plaque is 70% bacteria. It is the “sticky” stuff on your teeth every morning. When plaque is not removed with toothbrushing,…

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