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 ingested. When pancreatitis occurs, the digestive enzymes are … Read moreWhat Is Pancreatitis?
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 soil and water. The bacteria is also zoonotic, meaning it can be spread from animals to people. In people, it can cause flu-like symptoms and … Read moreWhat is Leptospirosis?
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 and if they have changed … Read moreThe Most Common Skin Masses On Pets
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. Breeds such as brachycephalics-flat faced … Read moreBeat the Summer Heat
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 huge health concern for your … Read moreFecal Tests: Poop is Important!
Two case studies that illustrate why preventive care and annual exams are so important! This week at the office we saw two cases that illustrate perfectly why preventive care and regular vet visits are so important. On Friday, we saw a 10-year-old Beagle (Molly) for her annual exam and vaccines. Molly’s owners are very proactive … Read morePreventive Care Case Studies
February is dental month at Clinton Veterinary Hospital. We offer discounts on all dental services during February to highlight the importance of maintaining your pet’s oral health. Dogs and cats should both have their teeth examined annually. Dental cleanings should be scheduled as necessary based on this exam. Some pets may just need a dental … Read moreFree dental consults at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT 860-669-5721
As we enter into the month of April here at Clinton Veterinary Hospital, I am reminded that April is National Heartworm Awareness month. As I read that statement, I nodded my head in agreement— yes, this is an important subject and pet owners should be fully informed as an active participant … Read moreNational Heartworm Awareness Month
Latest Flea and Tick treatments available at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT. Spring is here and at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT we carry all the latest flea and tick medication to help protect your pet. Did you know that there is a new oral flea and tick medication? Nexgard is available and … Read moreLatest Flea and Tick Medications available at Clinton Veterinary Hospital in Clinton, CT