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Despite its differences, the mouth of a dog or cat has a lot of similarities to a human mouth.  As we eat, we release small food particles which can be used by bacteria for growth.  These bacteria form a film on the surface of the teeth called plaque.  If the plaque is not removed, it […]

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Dental Disease is REAL

Often we forget that animals are susceptible to the same kinds of diseases as humans, and in some cases even more so. This is the case with periodontal disease. In fact, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition affecting adult pets, despite the fact that it is almost entirely preventable. Most pets with painful […]

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a perfect time to start the year off right by providing good dental care for your pet. Dental or periodontal disease can lead to many serious health and medical issues if left untreated. And untreated dental disease can be very painful for your pet and can even […]

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Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia (HD) is defined as a deformity of the coxofemoral (hip) joint that occurs during the growth period.  Hip dysplasia is a hereditary condition that creates a poorly fitting hip joint.  As the dog walks on this joint, arthritis will eventually develop, causing pain in the joint.  The degree of […]

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Healthy Bones, Joints and Muscles

Bone, muscle and joint disease can affect pets of all ages. And sometimes it’s hard to spot! But left unchecked, a minor problem may become a serious issue. Without his musculoskeletal system, your dog would just be a furry blob on the ground! The health of his bones, connective tissues and muscle are factors that […]

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Behavior Problems of Older Pets

It is not unusual for behavior problems to develop in older pets and often there may be multiple concurrent problems. It is also important to note that some of the changes associated with aging may not seem significant, but even a minor change in behavior might be indicative of underlying medical problems or a decline […]

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