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Parasite Prevalence: What's Your Pet's Risk?

We believe that educated pet owners are the best pet owners! To better understand your veterinarian’s parasite prevention recommendations, it is important to know the risks affecting your pet.

Veterinary care recommendations can vary greatly from pet to pet, family to family and location to location. While our doctors’ recommendations are customized to each individual pet and family, certain factors can help us determine a baseline for the preventative tests and treatments we feel best serve our clients and patients.

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Beat Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a deadly condition veterinarians see every summer. It can be caused when an owner leaves his/her pet unattended in a parked vehicle, during strenuous exercise at the hottest time of the day or when a pet is kept outside without access to shade.

Dogs with short muzzles, like pugs, boxers and Boston terriers, and dogs with heavy coats are especially at risk. Even indoor pets, however, may be in danger if the temperature inside is not cool enough. Other predisposing risks include obesity, underlying heart disease and upper airway disorders.

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How You Can Ease Your Senior Dog's Arthritis Pain

It is hard to miss the signs of canine arthritis.  Where your dog once ran to greet you at the door, he or she may now hobble over slowly.  It may be harder for them to get up from a resting position, they may be  reluctant to go up or down stairs, they may limp, or have general lethargy. 

These are clear signs of arthritis pain and it affects between 60 – 70% of dogs. Arthritis is a condition where the cartilage, or cushioning between bones, has worn away and now your dog experiences bone grinding against bone.

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Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

Does Your Senior Cat Have These Common Health Problems?

Cats are good at hiding their pain. As natural predators, they know the weak and ill become prey, so their instincts are to cover up any signs of weakness. Because of this tendency, it can be tough to know when your cat isn’t feeling well.

Yet, with cats living up to 20 years old and beyond, chronic health conditions are common. Kidney problems and cancer are among the chronic health concerns facing the feline population. Your cat may also be at risk for hyperthyroidism and arthritis.

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Benefit of Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats

Would your dog or cat benefit from laser therapy? Quite possibly. In fact, many pet lovers aren’t aware of this safe, non-invasive procedure even though it’s been used on humans for many years. It is used extensively by professional athletes and by physical therapists.

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Lyme Disease: What Dog Lovers Need to Know

You probably know Lyme Disease is carried by ticks. Those nasty little parasites look for a warm body to feed upon. Some of those ticks are infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease – Borrelia Burgdorferi.

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Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Pets: Part II

Summer has officially arrived! Protect your pets this season with our second installment of safety tips for the beach and pool.

Watch for signs of heat stroke.

Pets can easily overheat in the summer months, even while swimming. Remember to have fresh water available for your dog at all times and offer it frequently. Because swimming usually takes place during the hottest part of the day (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.), it is important to give your dog regular breaks.

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Disaster Preparedness Kits For Pets

Disaster can strike at any time.  As a pet owner, having a plan ahead of time will help things run as smoothly as possible in the event of an emergency. The most important thing you can do is put together Disaster Preparedness Kits for your pets.

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