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Technological Advancements in Veterinary Medicine

It seems that almost every day we hear about advancements in science and technology that improve the practice of medicine for humans. But did you know that impressive advancements are also happening in the field of veterinary medicine? With pets living longer and receiving better care than ever before, technological advancements continually move veterinary medicine

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Helping Senior Pets Live Long and Strong

Pets are living longer now than ever before, thanks to improved veterinary care and dietary habits. As with humans, advancing age in pets can bring on age-related conditions affecting health. Many diseases and health issues, when caught early, can be treated. Some of the ailments that can affect Senior Dogs are: Arthritis Dental Disease Kidney

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Fighting Foxtails in Pets

Foxtail season is officially here! With cases of foxtails in ears, paws and throats, it’s clear to see that these pesky plants can gain a foothold just about anywhere. A serious hazard, these bristly, seed-bearing grasses commonly found in the Western United States have sharp points and microscopic barbs that allow them to easily move

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Why Pets Need Dental Care

Even the most caring pet owner can overlook dental care for their pets, and some don’t realize that good dental habits apply to cats as well as dogs. Good dental health not only gets to the root of oral health but also supports overall pet wellness, because oral care is about more than teeth.  Bacteria

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Adapting an Adopted Pet to Your Forever Home

Opening your heart and home to an adopted pet is an enriching experience. Just when you think that you’re fulfilling a homeless pet’s dream of a Forever Home, you realize that it’s you who receives the gift of great love and affection, and the joy of a loyal companion. When bringing your new family member

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Why Pet XRAYS Make a Diagnostic Difference

In order to properly diagnose an ailment, veterinarians rely on their hands to probe the body, eyes to assess condition, ears to listen to owners describe symptoms, diagnostic tests to determine blood and urine levels and XRAYS to see what lies beneath. In many cases, Pet XRAYS can quickly and effectively uncover the source of

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Lumps & Bumps on Pets – Not Necessarily Scary

Sometimes the simple act of petting or brushing your pet can lead to discovery of a lump that “wasn’t there before”. Rather than jump to conclusions, know the types of lumps and bumps that are quite common. Lipoma Usually present just under the skin, and generally benign, lipomas vary in firmness. They can be soft

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Detecting and Treating Pet Allergies

Did you know that pets can get allergies, too? Primarily affecting dogs, allergies can develop at any time in a pet’s life. Symptoms appear when everyday substances are identified by the body as allergens. While these normally harmless allergens are commonly found in the environment, a dog with allergies can react quite differently, and even