Emergency Vet Care Near You

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over 90% of these visits are deemed not to be true emergencies and could be effectively managed by your local veterinarian at Dunedin Animal Medical Center (DAMC).

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Clearwater Animal Referral and Emergency

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The closure of Clearwater Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) marks a bittersweet transition for our community. While CARE was a trusted source of 24/7 emergency care and specialized veterinary services, we recognize the incredible contributions of Dr. Kris Painter.

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What is a Prophylaxis?

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A prophylaxis, also known as a dental cleaning or scaling and polishing, is a procedure that is performed to remove plaque and tartar from a pet’s teeth and gums. Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums, and if left untreated, it can harden into tartar, which is more difficult to…

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Common Skin Disorders in Dogs

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Most Common Skin Disorders in Dogs and How to Treat Them Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a variety of skin disorders. Some of the most common include atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrhea, and hot spots. While these conditions can be uncomfortable for your pup, there are a variety of treatment options available to…

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What is Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is an emergency condition involving abnormal, extensive gas distention and rotation of the stomach. Although the stomach is initially the primary organ involved in GDV, many other organs are quickly compromised if this condition is left untreated.

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