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Snakes and how to keep your pets safe

Pop quiz time – you are walking with your dog in the woods and come upon a snake.

Would you be able to tell a venomous snake from one of the harmless varieties that live in our area?  Would you know what to do if it was a venomous snake and your pet was bitten?  Here are some answers we hope will help!

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The Truth About Ice water and Bloat

Every year as the weather heats up, so does a widely-spread warning about the dangers of giving dogs ice water.  

This well-intentioned rumor, which claims ice water causes bloat, has been circulating the internet for years. Fortunately, it’s just that—a rumor!

We want to take the opportunity to set the record straight for concerned pet parents and help stop this belief in its tracks.

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Safe And Effective New Way To Stop Itching in Dogs!

Allergy season is upon us. And while people may sneeze and have runny eyes, dogs manifest most of their allergies by itching. Itching is one of the primary reasons that dogs are brought in to North Elm Animal Hospital. And this year we have a wonderful new medication to stop the itch:

CYTOPOINT. 

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Ringworm: It's Not What You Think!

Despite its name, many pet parents are surprised to find that ringworm isn’t a worm—instead, it is a skin disease caused by a fungus. Because the lesions of this skin disease are often circular, it was once thought to be caused by a worm curling up in the tissue, but this disease actually has nothing to do with worms at all! Most of the fungi that cause ringworm are soil organisms, so they are commonly contracted outside. Cats and kittens from catteries have a higher than normal incidence because it is very contagious and difficult to eliminate from the enviroment.

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Diagnosing and Treating Your Own Pet: The Dangers of Dr. Google

I think we can all agree that the internet is an amazing resource, one that has completely transformed our lives. Do you remember having to actually step foot inside of a library to research a topic? Now, we just say “Google it,” and viola - we have instant answers. We have all been there- we jump on Web MD because we have a sore throat, and suddenly we are afraid we may have a life threatening illness.

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Have a Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to celebrate our independence with family, food and fun. However, approached without caution, summer fun can quickly turn frightening—or fatal—for our four-legged friends.

From overwhelming noise to overheating and obstruction, this summer holiday can mean significant danger for your pet. Keep your animals safe this Independence Day—and all summer long—with these tips.

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