Archive | Pet Health Tips

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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Helping Your Cat with Arthritis

A diagnosis of arthritis in your cat can feel devastating and even overwhelming. After all, we know that arthritis is a progressive, degenerative disease that will worsen over time. By most estimates, 90% of cats over age 10 are affected by arthritis, making it one of the most common chronic diseases they face. Once a […]

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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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All About Seniors

Thanks to better care, pets are living longer now than they ever have before – but as pets get older, they need extra care and attention.    We need to be proactive about identifying and managing disease problems early in senior pets in order to increase longevity and quality of life. Regular veterinary examinations can detect […]

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Four Common Types of Pet Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the top five cancers in people are breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, followed by lung cancer, colon/rectal cancer, and melanoma in both sexes. When it comes to our pets, there’s no national organization that tracks the occurrence of cancer. We do know that many common […]

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – October 11th

Chloe is a10.5year old Miniature Dachshund who is loved and cared for by Elizabeth VanHamel. Chloe hasn’t always lived with Elizabeth, but it seems they were destined to be together, it took eight years for them to find each other. Chloe lived with a sweet elderly lady, whom loved Chloe dearly. Eventually, caring for Chloe […]

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