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  • Lyme Disease In City Dogs

    Jul 28 2014

    Part of an annual wellness visit for dogs is a blood test that screens for heartworm disease (spread by mosquitoes) and three tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease.  Of the three…

  • The Importance Of Yearly Fecal Testing

    Jul 24 2014

    Part of the yearly wellness visit for a cat or dog includes sending a stool sample to the lab to test for intestinal parasites.  On average, about one third of…

  • Ask The Vet: MRSA And MRSI Infections In Dogs

    Jul 21 2014

    Q: My dog was just diagnosed with a MRSA ear infection.  Should I be worried about catching it from my dog? A: It depends on exactly what kind of infection your…

  • Is My Pet A Candidate For Laser Therapy?

    Jul 17 2014

    Two years ago, our veterinarians attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas and purchased a therapy laser.  A therapy laser uses low-wavelength energy to reduce inflammation and pain and…

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    The Pet Of The Month For July is Miles!

    Jul 14 2014

    Meet Miles!  Miles is a 4 year old boxer/lab mix belonging to our receptionist, Donna.  He was dropped at the Carroll County Humane Society with six siblings.  The litter was…

  • Top Ten Reasons Cats Urinate Outside The Litterbox

    Jul 10 2014

    One common complaint from cat owners is inappropriate urination. It’s a problem because it points to a medical or behavioral issue, but also because the smell of cat urine is…

  • 10 Points To Consider When Adopting A Dog

    Jul 07 2014

    In his best selling novel, Marley and Me, author John Grogan freely admits that he and his wife did little to no research before adopting their lab puppy, Marley. Their…

  • Identifying And Treating Noise Phobia In Dogs

    Jul 04 2014

    Loud noises, such as thunder or fireworks, can trigger behaviors known as noise phobias.  A phobia is an extreme physical or emotional response to a real or anticipated threat.  Phobias…

  • Feline Asthma: Techniques For Keeping Your Cat Wheeze Free

    Jun 30 2014

    When one of our technicians noticed her then 8 year old cat occasionally wheezing when he came out of the litter box, she didn’t think much of it.  But then…

  • 5 Cheap Cat Toys To Get Your Fat Feline Moving

    Jun 27 2014

    According to the AVMA, the life span of an outdoor cat is generally shorter than it’s indoor counterpart. By bringing our cats indoors, we keep them safe from vehicles, we…