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Play It Cool This Summer – Part 2

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By: Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Veterinarian We received such great feedback from Dr. Mosby’s “Play It Cool This Summer” blog, so I decided to add to our summer series with a second blog. In Dr. Mosby’s blog, we talked about the temperature inside of a parked car, the importance of hydration, testing the…

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TICKS The Season!

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By: Dr. Bruce Goldman, Veterinarian It is finally starting to feel like Spring, which means we finally get to play outside under the warm sun with our pets! We need to remember, however, that if we are enjoying the outdoors then the not so friendly ticks are enjoying it right along with…

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

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By: Dr. Shanna Plitt, Veterinarian The American Veterinary Medical Association [AVMA] recognizes April as National Heartworm Awareness Month. And for good reason, too! Spring is springing which gives us longer days and more time outside for activities. Unfortunately, mosquitoes come out for the warm weather, as well, and they aren’t…

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The Skinny on Pyometra

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By: Dr. Laura Carpenter, Veterinarian There are many good reasons to spay a female dog. Spaying is the removal of the reproductive organs in a female (most commonly the ovaries and uterus, also known as ovariohysterectomy). Spaying eliminates heat cycles and prevents litters of unplanned puppies. Spaying can also prevent pyometra,…

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Osc-grrrr Season

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By: Dr. Colleen McCafferty, Chief of Staff Awards season is in full swing with the Academy Awards right around the corner. A night to kick back on your couch, make some popcorn and see who takes the top spots. But did you know that there is an even bigger season…

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What’s the Scoop on Poop?

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By Dr. Laura Carpenter, Veterinarian You may have noticed your veterinarian requesting a stool sample as part of the annual wellness visit or when your pet has a gastrointestinal problem.  Why on earth is your veterinarian so keen on pet poop?  Because most of our companions will harbor a parasite at…

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4 Holiday Pet Safety Tips

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By Dr. Isabelle Dallaire, Veterinarian Christmas is less than two weeks away! I am sure the tree is up; the stockings are on the mantle and your homes are slowly turning into a bright and shiny tinsel town. As you are getting the Christmas spirit, please remember that all of your…

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A Little Help for An Old Friend

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By Dr. Laura Carpenter, Veterinarian One of the most common old age ailments is arthritis.  It is an inflammation of one or more joints: commonly hips, elbows, spine, and knees, though it can affect any joint in the body.  Arthritis can cause anything from mild, intermittent discomfort to complete inability…

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