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DCM Cases & Dog Food Brands

DCM Cases & Dog Food Brands

You may have seen this chart floating around on social media about grain-free and boutique diets. Yes, it is concerning, but there’s a lot more to diets and canine DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) than just this singular chart.  What is Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy?  Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a […]

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Know Your Parasites

Know Your Parasites

Parasites may be small, but these creatures can cause life-threatening illnesses and wreak havoc on your pet’s health. The most common pet parasites include fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms, intestinal worms (like roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms), and single-celled (protozoan) parasites like coccidia and giardia. Read on for more info on what […]

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Healthy Pet Diets – It’s what’s for dinner!

Healthy Pet Diets – It’s what’s for dinner!

As a pet owner, finding the right diet for your furry friends can be difficult! There are a lot of articles online with conflicting information and unreliable sources. While federal and state regulations require animal food to be safe to eat, an FDA pre-market review isn’t mandatory […]

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7 Alternatives to Declawing

7 Alternatives to Declawing

Declawing cats has been a controversial topic for quite some time. More recently, a large push to end this practice has been brought forward by many veterinary organizations, including the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We have decided to side with these organizations by no longer offering […]

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39 Questions with Dr. Squires

39 Questions with Dr. Squires

Get to know the newest doctor at our Mass Ave and Fountain Square locations, Dr. Jessica Squires! Dr. Squires recently joined our crew in May after graduating from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Squires has a special interest in oncology, internal […]

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National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

January 22 is National “Answer Your Cat’s Question Day” and in honor of answering your cat’s questions, we have outlined some clues of what your cat might be trying to tell you. They typically do this through their daily actions or more specifically, any changes to their […]

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Traveling Overseas with Your Pet? We’re Here to Help!

Traveling Overseas with Your Pet? We’re Here to Help!

Are you planning to travel or move with your pet to another country (or Hawaii or Guam)?  This process can seem very overwhelming as regulations are specific to each country worldwide when bringing a pet across their border. Let us help you!  Our Patient Care Manager will help […]

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Seizures

Seizures

What is a seizure and what causes them to occur? Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A seizure is considered to be a clinical sign/symptom of an underlying disease process. Seizures by themselves are not a disease. The most common cause of seizures […]

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Table Scraps – Treat or Trouble?

Table Scraps – Treat or Trouble?

It’s prime time for barbecues and parties! While your friends may want to include your dog in the festivities, some table scraps can be dangerous. Here are ten types of table scraps to avoid when giving treats to your dog. Onions, Garlic, Grapes, Raisins While most of […]

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Foreign Body Obstructions: When Your Pet Eats Something They Shouldn’t

Foreign Body Obstructions: When Your Pet Eats Something They Shouldn’t

Sometimes our pets eat objects, table scraps, or food that they are not supposed to. When an animal eats its normal sized and appropriate food, it first goes to the stomach and then is further digested along the intestines. A foreign body obstruction can occur when an animal eats […]

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