Dog Surgery

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Surgery for dogs may be required in a variety of situations, often categorized into elective, emergency, and orthopedic surgeries. Here’s a closer look at some common scenarios where surgery might be necessary for a dog: Each situation requiring surgery is unique, and the decision to proceed with surgery involves considering the dog’s overall health, the…

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What are Common Zoonotic Diseases?

Zoonotic diseases are infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans. These diseases can be caused by a variety of pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. The transmission can occur in various ways, such as through direct contact with infected animals, through vectors like ticks and mosquitoes, or through contaminated food and water.…

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Cat Dental Care

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Regular dental exams are an essential part of preventive health care for cats. During a dental exam, the vet will check for signs of dental disease, such as redness, swelling, bad breath, and tartar buildup. Dental X-rays may also be taken

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Tracheal Collapse in Dogs

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Tracheal Collapse in dogs is very common among smaller dogs, especially Yorkies.  While it’s determined to be the result of a genetic…

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Don’t Skimp on Preventative Pet Care

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As pet owners, we want to do what's best for our furry friends. We want to give them the highest quality of life and care they deserve. However, economic slowdowns can create a difficult financial situation, leading many pet owners to delay seeking preemptive or preventative pet healthcare. While this may seem like an obvious…

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Pulmonary Edema

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What is pulmonary edema? Pulmonary edema is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs that can cause difficulty breathing and other serious health issues. This can be caused by underlying medical conditions like congestive heart failure, kidney disease, diabetes, liver failure, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause; this may include…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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What is diabetic ketoacidosis in pets? Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious medical condition that affects pets, particularly cats and dogs. It occurs when the body produces excessive amounts of ketones, which are toxic by-products of fat breakdown. Symptoms of DKA may include increased thirst, frequent urination, vomiting, lethargy, loss or appetite and dehydration. If…

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The Cost of NOT Vaccinating

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“Does my dog really need to get vaccinated?” You might think that you’re saving a few dollars by not getting your dog vaccinated, but failing to vaccinate can have serious health consequences for your animal companion. Vaccinations protect against potentially deadly diseases such as distemper, canine parvovirus, rabies and feline leukemia virus. Unvaccinated animals may…

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