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A guide to making medical decisions for your pet

A guide to making medical decisions for your pet

One of the most common questions I am asked as a veterinarian is, “What would you do?” The decisions I make for my own pets may be very different from those made by others. Below is a guide to help with decision making. This piece offers several points to consider…

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Doctor’s Corner: The Importance of Wellness Bloodwork for your pet

Doctor’s Corner: The Importance of Wellness Bloodwork for your pet

Although it might be tempting to skip veterinary visits with your aging pet if they appear healthy, appearances can be deceiving! Wellness bloodwork, when performed as part of your pet’s routine exam, can help us diagnose and treat disease early, often times before symptoms are even present. Curious about how…

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One-Stop Shopping with PetDesk, Our Convenient Pet Care App!

One-Stop Shopping with PetDesk, Our Convenient Pet Care App!

Vaccinations, medications, exams—there’s a lot to keep track of when you have a pet! To make it easier for you, Clinton Veterinary Hospital is thrilled to offer the PetDesk app, an appointment and reminder system that allows you to manage all your pet’s care right from your phone. With PetDesk,…

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We Are The (Pet) Resolution Solution!

We Are The (Pet) Resolution Solution!

The new year is an opportunity for a fresh start—not only for people, but for pets, too! Clinton Veterinary Hospital is here to help you with all your pet-centric resolutions, such as: Better dental care. If your pet is over three, chances are he or she already has some signs of…

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Halloween’s No Treat for Pets!

Halloween’s No Treat for Pets!

Halloween is a fun, spooky and often tasty time for us—but many treats associated with Halloween can put your pet’s health at risk. Here’s seasonal food (and drink) that you should definitely keep out of paw’s reach: Chocolate can cause upset stomachs, heart arrhythmias, panting, abnormal heart rhythms, kidney failure, seizures, and…

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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL THIS SUMMER!

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL THIS SUMMER!

School is out, the weather is finally nice and it is time to be outside with your pets! Below are five tips to help beat the summer heat and keep your family friend happy and healthy. ONE: DON'T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR! Never leave your pet in the…

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How to Make a First Aid kit   for your Pet!

How to Make a First Aid kit for your Pet!

Start with either a backpack or container that is durable and water proof. You may want to have a designated area where you can keep contact information/numbers of your rDVM and your information as well. Keep updated rabies/vaccine information in there too. Your dog may have specific needs to him/her,…

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Facts about Rabies

Facts about Rabies

You most likely have heard of rabies, but do you know the specifics of this disease? Do you know why in most states dogs and cats are legally required to have the rabies vaccine?  As a pet owner is it important to understand why this vaccine is so important and…

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Easter Baskets for cats!

Make your own Easter basket for your cat. Cats love greens, so why not make them a custom Easter basket with wheat grass? Wheat grass is safe for cats to eat and grows quickly. All you need is a pot, some potting soil, cellophane wrap and wheat grass seeds. The…

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Dakota is the patient of the month!

Dakota is the patient of the month!

1. How did you come to live with your humans? Did you join them as a puppy or kitten or were you adopted as an adult? I came to my Mummy as an 8-week-old pup, but was already well-traveled by then: I was conceived in Europe (my Dad was a…

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