Post Surgery: What to Expect for Your Pet 

  At some point in a pet’s life, they will likely require surgery. This may be a routine spay or neuter, a dental cleaning, or secondary to an illness or injury. Although this can be a worrisome time for you, knowing what to expect and watch for in your pet post surgery can relieve some of this stress.      Sleepiness Post Surgery If…

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Protecting Your Puppy from Canine Parvovirus 

  Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious, hard to destroy, and dangerous virus affecting the gastrointestinal system. With no specific drug to kill the virus, infected dogs become very sick and often die from the virus. Parvovirus can affect any dog, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are most at risk.     How Parvovirus Spreads One of the things that makes parvovirus so dangerous is…

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Asthma in Cats: Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

  Did you know that asthma can be an issue for cats? Initial signs are often quite mild, with some cats acting more withdrawn than normal, hiding more, breathing faster, or intermittent coughing. Then the signs seem to accelerate quickly and a frightened cat, gasping for air, is being rushed to a veterinarian by an even more terrified owner.   Many of us are familiar with asthma as…

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They Ate What? When Your Pet Swallows a Foreign Object

  Dogs and cats love to eat things that they shouldn’t, and fortunately after doing so, they often vomit them up or pass them in their feces. However, this isn’t always the case. Many dogs and cats come to the ER because they are sick from swallowing something they shouldn’t, and the foreign object has gotten stuck in their stomach or intestines. This may not sound…

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Pet First Aid - Understanding the Basics to Help Your Pet

  Would you know what to do to help your pet in a medical emergency? Would you be prepared if your pet was bleeding, ingested a toxic substance, or worse? Calm and quick action can make a difference in stabilizing your pet until you get emergency care. You can be prepared with some pet first aid basics before an issue arises with the tips below. Please keep…

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