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Canine Coughs by Dr. Gawen Thompson

At any given time during the ownership of a dog, you may encounter an episode of coughing. Often this can be viral infection known as infectious tracheobronchitis or “kennel cough”, but there are some other possibilities and it always helps owners to be aware of some of the subtle differences. The origin of a cough […]

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Fall Dangers for Pets

Fall is my most favorite time of year. The trees changing color, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Autumn is the most beautiful season in my opinion. But what we may not realize is that for our pets; the fall season brings with it some new dangers. Rodenticides: With colder temperatures, mice and rats tend to look for warmer […]

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Skin Allergies in Pets

An allergy can be considered an inappropriate reaction by the body to something it is exposed to. That exposure can be from inhalation, skin exposure, oral ingestion or injection (via insect bite or needle) of an offending particle referred to as an allergen. Classically we tend to think of rashes and hives, but reactions can […]

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Pet Safety in the Summer: Beat the Heat

Temperatures have begun to climb these past few weeks, a clear indication that summer is here!! Not only are us humans feeling the heat, but our furry friends are too.  After all, they are walking around in fur coats that they aren’t able to take off.  Some easy ways to keep your canines cool are: […]

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Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a common ailment affecting our pets.  Studies suggest it affects one in five of all pets of all ages with an increase in incidence with age.  In dogs, owners will see lameness and exercise intolerance as well as stiffness when first rising from sleep.  In cats there is a […]

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Introducing Older Cats to Kittens

Here are some tips and tricks to introducing a new kitten to your older cat.

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