Archives: General Health

  • Maintaining Your Pet’s Wellness

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    What do veterinarians and veterinary professionals mean when they use the term “wellness?” In essence, wellness means maintaining your pet’s health over time, rather than dealing with a problem after it has already manifested. This approach to your pet’s health is not only more cost-effective, it’s much simpler and less stress-inducing. Learn about the specifics of maintaining your pet’s wellness below: Veterinary Visits A major part of maintaining wellness is bringing your pet to see … Read More »

  • The Benefits of Professional Dog Grooming

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    Do you bathe your dog yourself? Or do you drop your pet off for his beauty treatments? While many people prefer to bathe their dogs at home, there are actually several benefits to having your canine buddy groomed by a professional. A local vet lists a few of them below. Healthy Fur And Skin One reason proper grooming is so important is that it keeps Fido’s fur and skin healthy. Our canine pals come in … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Warning Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

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    Many of us look forward to summer and all the fun activities it offers, such as swimming, grilling, and camping. Kitties certainly enjoy napping in sunbeams, but summer’s heat can be very dangerous for our feline friends. Cats don’t have many options when it comes to cooling themselves off. They can only sweat through their paw pads, and panting isn’t as effective for them as it is for dogs. Heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke, … Read More »

  • Your Dog Can Experience Age-Related Behavioral Changes

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    Your golden retriever Rusty has always been a model pooch. Your ten-year-old dog’s easygoing nature simply captivates everyone he meets. During his regular walks and dog park visits, he shows a furiously wagging tail and a happy grin. After an exhausting day of playtime, he sacks out on his bed for some well-deserved sleep. Recently, however, your senior companion has displayed several out-of-character actions. You’d like your veterinarian to determine if an emerging medical problem … Read More »

  • What to Do If Your Dog Is Injured

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    Would you know what to do if your canine friend was ever injured? We truly hope this never happens to any of our clients, but we do want you to be prepared in case of an emergency. While a serious injury will of course require immediate veterinary care, you may have to provide some first aid before your dog can be transported. In this article, you’ll read some tips on what to do if your … Read More »

  • Cool Kitties – 5 Ways to Help Your Cat Beat Summertime Heat

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    Would you ever wear a fur coat in the middle of summer? Probably not! Our feline friends, however, don’t have much of a choice in the matter. Summertime can be very dangerous for cats, who can be at serious risk of heat stroke on sweltering days. Panting may help kitties cool off a little, but this isn’t very effective for them. Sweating doesn’t help much either, as cats only sweat through their paw pads. Here … Read More »

  • Your Dog Might Love These Challenging Sports

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    Your retriever mix Apollo is chomping at the bit for a new challenge. This clever four-year-old canine enjoys his dog park runs and neighborhood walks, but he’s clearly ready to launch his mind and body into something different. Fortunately, you’ve read about several increasingly popular canine sports your energetic pooch might enjoy. Before you sign Apollo up, however, your veterinarian will carefully evaluate his overall physical condition. Flying Disc Follies Apollo has been playing with … Read More »

  • Why Your Dog Might Be Rejecting His Food

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    Your golden retriever Chaz has been working toward his Canine Chowhound certification. This food-loving three-year-old dog has always had an exemplary appetite, and he usually finishes off the cat’s kibbles for dessert. Recently, however, your normally hungry pooch has been toying with his meals, only finishing a few bites before abandoning his bowl. Although you don’t know why Chaz has almost stopped eating, you’re worried about poor nutrition and a developing medical problem. Tomorrow, your … Read More »

  • Could Your Dog Be Suffering From Stress?

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    Your Labrador retriever Boomer has always been a happy-go-lucky dog who loves his kibbles and energetic playtime sessions. Recently, though, your four-year-old pooch has been acting strangely, making you think something is out of kilter. While a developing medical condition might be the culprit, your buddy Boomer could be affected by stress. Fortunately, your Ceres veterinarian will give your dog a thorough physical exam, plus some helpful behavioral counseling. Noticeably Reduced Appetite Since Labs are … Read More »

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