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Canine Heartworm Disease

Canine Heartworm Disease

Canine heartworm disease develops when a dog is bitten by a mosquito carrying microscopic larvae of a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis. As a mosquito feeds, these microscopic larvae infect and begin their migration into the dog’s bloodstream, where they...

Importance of Flea and Tick Prevention

Importance of Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance! They can pose serious animal and human health risks. They suck your pet's blood, they suck your blood, and transmit disease. Fleas are insects that are ubiquitous in the environment – meaning they can be found...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Has your family made any New Year’s resolutions? Don’t forget about your pet! The start of a new year can signal a fresh start for your pets. The most common human New Year’s resolution involves weight loss and developing a healthier lifestyle. With over...

Dental Care

Dental Care

Chester is a 5-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who came in because his owners noticed that his breath was very bad. When he came in on exam there was a noticeable odor coming from his mouth. Looking inside Chester's oral cavity it was obvious that Chester had...

Old Dog Vestibular Disease

Old Dog Vestibular Disease

Georgia is a 10-year-old Labrador who presented as an emergency for falling and rolling uncontrollably. Her owner explained that it was like she was unable to keep her balance and would not eat her breakfast. When Georgia came for her exam she was no...

Lucy and Tapeworms

Lucy and Tapeworms

Lucy presented with a history of scratching and chewing at her back and tail. Her owners said she has never had an issue before and her symptoms all started about two weeks prior. Her owners explained that they recently adopted a new puppy but have not...

Rufus and Lyme Disease

Rufus and Lyme Disease

Rufus is an 8-year-old male golden retriever who loves to be outside. His owners brought him in for his annual examination. His owners noted that a couple of months ago they had pulled two embedded ticks off of his neck and removed half a dozen more small...

Sammy and Fleas

Sammy and Fleas

Sammy is a 4-year-old female Boston Terrier. She came to us last week because her owners said she was constantly chewing all over her skin. They claimed that it started out of nowhere and she has been scratching all night and day. Sammy had no record of...

Bauer and Arthritis

Bauer and Arthritis

Bauer is a 10-year-old, mixed breed, male dog. He originally presented as the owners believed he was slowing down and not willing to jump in and out of the car like he used to. He also seems to be more tired and sleeps a lot more during the day. Bauer’s...