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Pet Insurance – What is Best for My Pet?

Pet Insurance – What is Best for My Pet?

Pet Insurance   What is pet insurance?  Pet Insurance is very similar to supplemental insurance for people. It is a service provided by an insurance company where you, the client, pay a monthly fee and(or) deductibles. In exchange, the insurance company will cover the...

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Can Your Pet Get COVID-19?

Can Your Pet Get COVID-19?

It is pretty clear that the world has been turned upside down in the past couple of weeks. What started out as a possible concern has now turned into a life-altering event. COVID-19 has brought uncertainty, fear, and isolation. During this time, those in the medical...

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When the Time Comes to Say Goodbye

When the Time Comes to Say Goodbye

One of my favorite parts of being a veterinarian is that none of my days are the same. Each day I see different cases, emergencies, and creatures. All of my clients are different and great in their own special way. Most days, I go home to my husband and tell him all...

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Your Pet Food Questions Answered!

Your Pet Food Questions Answered!

January is here! The month of resolutions! I know I typically make some sort of resolution about my health, so I thought I would talk about something that impacts my patients’ health greatly. It’s time to talk about nutrition. If there is one thing that is talked a...

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Parvo, Can Your Pet Survive it?

Parvo, Can Your Pet Survive it?

As a veterinarian, there are cases I see on a daily basis that are hard on me. Some of them are the old dog that families have to say goodbye to. Some are the tragic cases that no one sees coming, like car accidents. But the ones that seem to be harder and harder for...

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What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough

What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the color changes, the cooling of the weather, and, of course, the football games! One part of the season that I am NOT a big fan of are the diseases that seem to pop up. Yep – it’s getting close to cold and flu...

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Is Your Pet at Risk of Heatstroke?

Is Your Pet at Risk of Heatstroke?

April showers brought May flowers, and now the June sunshine is coming! Kids are getting out of school, parks and swimming pools are filling up, and pets are outside enjoying the warmth with us! This weather is perfect for snow cones and lemonade, but it sure is tough...

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Allergies in Dogs

Allergies in Dogs

People manifest allergies like sneezing, wheezing, runny eyes, and runny nose. However, dogs manifest allergies as itchy skin: licking, chewing, scratching, rolling/rubbing, head shaking. The most common sources of allergy in dogs are fleas, pollen, and dust....

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Microchipping Pets

Microchipping Pets

Microchips provide permanent identification that cannot fall off like a collar or tag. Microchips are registered to public databases with information that you provide such as name, address, and phone number. There are many stories of pet owners being reunited with...

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Ear Infections

Ear Infections

Stealthy or super-scratchy, ear infections are extremely common in dogs and cats!  Ear infections usually cause significant discomfort, scratching at the head/neck/face, visible debris, and/or odor. However, after they sit for a while, your pet can become used to the...

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Preventing Dental Disease

Preventing Dental Disease

What is Dental Disease?  80% of dogs will have some degree of periodontal disease by age 3.  This makes sense if you consider how bad your own teeth would look if you went 3 years without brushing(see the dental chart below)!  If allowed to remain on the tooth's...

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