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Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

  Keep your pet moving and grooving this spring Schedule their checkup today! Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles, and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot. Think about your furry friend for a moment… Have they stopped jumping on you when they greet you at the...

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Heartworm Disease

It’s March—springtime is around the corner! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain… The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms, and all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to become infected. Here’s the good news about heartworm disease: it’s an illness...

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Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats?

Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats?

Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Does your pet have it? It’s time to schedule their checkup today and find out. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Although most dogs and cats will develop some sort of dental disease, small dog breeds (such...

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Incorrect flea medication could prove deadly to cats

Dr. Clare Guichard was recently featured on WWL with some important information on the dangers of over-the-counter flea prevention in cats. – via WWL By Meg Farris, Medical Reporter NEW ORLEANS — A local veterinarian clinic says about once a month a they are seeing well-meaning cat owners accidentally poison their pet cats. It happens when they are trying to control fleas. Veterinarians say owners don’t understand...

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Pet Obesity During the Holidays

Pet Obesity During the Holidays

“Pack your bags. Pack your car. Pack your sleigh. But don’t let your pet pack on the holiday pounds.” Holiday season is upon us — a busy time of year for festivities, family, and, of course, lots of eating! Did you know that if a ten-pound cat ate just one ounce of cheddar cheese from your hors d’oeuvres, it would be the same as if a person...

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