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When Nature Stings

June 16, 2015

By Dr. SweetBee and wasp stings can sometimes be an unpleasant outcome for anyone enjoying the great outdoors. But what happens when the sting occurs to our canine friends? Just like with people, most dogs experience localized swelling, redness, and discomfort at the site of the sting. If this occurs with your pet, and you […]

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Why We Ask for Your Pet’s Stool

April 15, 2015

“Please remember to bring us a stool sample!” A lot of clients chuckle to themselves when the receptionist says that. Why are we so eager for you to bring us a nugget of your pet’s stool? Annual fecal screenings help us ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible and free from parasitic infections […]

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Traveling With Your Pet

January 29, 2015

Even though the holidays are over, many families are still traveling. If you’re one of those families, there are a few important things to consider. If your pet will be traveling with you, call the airline or go online to find out their pet policy information and guidelines about vaccination requirements. Call our office to […]

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Help Animals in Need

December 10, 2014

Help us fill an animal’s food bowl and spread some holiday cheer this season! From December 9th to January 9th, every time we get a like on Facebook we will donate a scoop of food in partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to the Our Companions Animal Rescue – an animal rescue in our area. Please […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner with Pets

November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and soon enough you will be sitting down for your big dinner and your pet will place himself next to you and just stare at you—waiting and begging for you to drop just a morsel of turkey on the floor. A poll of petMD readers showed that 56% […]

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Diabetes in Pets

November 13, 2014

November is National Pet Diabetes Month. Are your pets at risk? The likelihood of your cat or dog developing diabetes is anywhere between 1 in 100 and 1 in 500 and experts say those numbers are increasing. Diabetes mellitus, the clinical name for “sugar diabetes,” is a disease that affects glucose in your pet’s blood […]

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Pet Halloween Safety Tips

October 29, 2014

Halloween is a holiday that humans and animals can enjoy together. There are many exciting aspects of Halloween but that doesn’t mean there are no risks. See below and read how to have fun while keeping your animal friends safe. CANDY – Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy! Chocolate in all forms, especially dark or […]

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Hot Spots

October 23, 2014

A “hot spot” (also known as pyotraumatic or moist dermatitis) is a skin condition that occurs when an animal constantly bites, licks, or scratches an area of itchy skin. The skin becomes inflamed and infected and often appears as a moist, oozing, reddened area that is painful and very itchy. If there is hair at […]

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Pet Obesity

October 9, 2014

Did you know that obesity is not just an epidemic in humans but also in pets? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), over 57% of dogs and 52% of cats are obese and these numbers are on the rise. Much like humans, obesity in pets can lead to diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, […]

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World Rabies Day

September 28, 2014

Today, September 28th, is World Rabies Day. Rabies is an infectious virus that affects the central nervous system in mammals and is transmitted through the saliva of animals. Both humans and animals can contract the virus if they handle or get bitten by an infected animal. It is estimated that each year in the US […]

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