From Flea Meds to Lyme Disease: A Vet Blog

Reasons That A Dog’s Leg May Require Amputation

28 January 2022
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In addition to providing all sorts of routine care for your dog, your local veterinarian is someone who can perform surgeries when needed. While there are many minor surgeries that some dogs can require, a major surgery that some animals face is the amputation of one of their legs. Hearing during a veterinary clinic visit that your dog may need its leg amputated can be distressing, but it's important to know that dogs can live happy and fulfilling lives with just three legs. Read More …

What Your Vet Hopes You Know About Microchipping Your Pet

22 November 2021
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As a pet owner, your veterinarian has likely recommended that you have your pet microchipped in the past. If you've wondered about microchipping but aren't sure if it's the right decision, you might have come across some misinformation that could lead you to make a misinformed choice. Here's a look at a few things that your veterinarian wants you to know about microchipping and your pet. Microchipping Doesn't Require Anesthesia Read More …

Does Your Cat Need Care? Veterinarian References And What To Look For

21 September 2021
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Which veterinarian is the right choice for your new furry feline family member? You've read reviews, references, and referrals, but you aren't sure which recommendations to follow. Before you pick a practice, take a look at what you need to know about vets, references/recommendations, and the choices available to you. Do Ask the Vet for Recs If you're not sure where to start, ask the vet clinic for customer recommendations. These should include reviews from past or present customers. Read More …

Tapeworms In Cats And What Your Vet Can Do

23 July 2021
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Cats, like all mammals, are prone to becoming hosts to a number of internal parasites. One of the most common, and arguably most misunderstood, parasites that can infect cats is the tapeworm. If you are a cat owner, knowing the signs of tapeworms and what can be done about them is key. What are tapeworms? Tapeworms are actually a whole family of related worm species. They are all flat with segmented bodies, and they live inside the intestinal tracts of various mammals. Read More …

Knowing When To Take Your Dog To The Animal Hospital For Emergency Care

28 April 2021
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Just as parents often struggle to decide when to take their child to the emergency room for medical attention and when it is safe to wait to schedule an appointment with their regular doctor the following day, dog owners often struggle to decide when it is time to rush their pet to an emergency animal hospital rather than waiting to see their regular veterinarian. While it is always best to consult a qualified vet if you are worried about your dog's health, the guidelines below can help you to know if seeking emergency care is a must based on your pet's current symptoms. Read More …