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Heartworm Disease in our area

Every three years, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) gathers data on heartworm testing to understand the impact heartworm is having nationwide, as well as in specific regions. Testing data from thousands of veterinary practices and shelters is used to create a detailed map showing the average number of heartworm-positive cases per clinic. 46 reported HW positive […]

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Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease in dogs is almost as common as it is in humans, but unlike people, smoking and a fatty diet are not risk factors. The most common form of heart disease in dogs is valvular disease, which primarily affects small breed dogs over 5 years of age and makes up 70-75% of heart disease […]

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Healthy Heart Month

February is American Heart Month for people AND pets. Each year, heart-related conditions such as congestive heart failure, heartworm, and heart murmurs affect our furry family members in a big way. While many pets are at risk of heart disease based on breed, age, or size, there is hope; simple lifestyle changes can lower the risk […]

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Poison Prevention Week – Essential Oils

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the concentrated liquids (volatile organic compounds) of plants. They are also used in cleaning products, food and drink flavorings, herbal remedies, perfumes, personal care products, and liquid potpourris used as home air fresheners and fragrances. With more Americans incorporating these products into their everyday lives, a new conversation […]

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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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