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Peeing outside the box? Litterbox tips for cats

Peeing outside the box? Litterbox tips for cats

Peeing outside the box? 5 tips to avoid urinary problems in cats. One of the most common complaints we get from cat owners is that their cat is peeing outside the litter box. Inappropriate urination can be a sign of serious health problems in cats. So how do you know…

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Pancreatitis, what is it?

Pancreatitis, what is it?

WHAT IS PANCREATITIS? The pancreas is a very important organ that is located on the right side of the abdomen next to the stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes to help break down food and hormones such as insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. These enzymes are activated when food is…

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Dental Health for your Pet!

Dental Health for your Pet!

Introduction: Dental health is extremely important!  Dental problems can cause other health issues or be caused by underlying diseases. This is why having a yearly check-up for your pet is important. Your pet's mouth, gums and teeth will be checked for early signs of dental issues. Oral Health: As your…

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What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis?

You might be thinking, what is leptospirosis and how does it affect me or my pet? Let me explain.   Leptosporosis is a life threatening disease that your pet can acquire from the environment. The bacteria that causes the disease is called Leptospira, and it can be spread through contaminated…

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Does my pet have allergies?

Does my pet have allergies?

As the seasons change, your dog or cat's skin may change as well. You may notice they have increased itching, biting at their feet/legs or overall seem more uncomfortable. We see atopy-or environmental allergies-in dogs quite frequently. The clinical signs range from a simple ear infection to major hair loss,…

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A Feline Friendly Life!

A Feline Friendly Life!

It's time to think about your cats! Most people adopt kittens or young cats from shelters or friends. That is the perfect time to bring them into the vet and start a habit of veterinary care for them. Bringing your kitten or young cat in begins a positive relationship and…

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The Most Common Skin Masses

The Most Common Skin Masses

You may notice lumps or bumps on your furry friend that happen to pop up. If so, it's always a great idea to have those bumps checked and make sure they are nothing serious. It's a good idea to keep track of when they first appeared, the size of them…

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Grain free diets, could they be harming your pet?

Grain free diets, could they be harming your pet?

There has been a lot in the news recently about grain free dog foods and how they might be contributing to heart disease in dogs. The FDA has issued a warning and is looking into grain free diets, particularly those containing legumes, peas, lentils and  potatoes.  These ingredients are most…

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Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat

As we are heading through the heart of summer, here are a few tips to beat the heat and keep your pet cool.  Overall, know your dog. This may sound obvious but understand that breed and age can play a part in how much the heat can affect your pet.…

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Fecal Tests: Poop is important!

Fecal Tests: Poop is important!

Have you ever wondered why we recommend you bring a fecal sample to your pets annual exam? Yes, this recommendation is messy and smelly, but it is a very important part of your pets annual wellness screening. Fecals allow us to test for intestinal parasites. These parasites can be a…

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