Hypothermia

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Hypothermia is a medical condition that is characterized by an abnormally low body temperature. It has three phases: mild, moderate, and severe. Mild hypothermia is classified as a body temperature of 90 – 99°F (or 32 – 35°C), moderate hypothermia at 82 – 90°F (28 – 32°C), and severe hypothermia is any temperature less than […]

Dangers of Online Pharmacies

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Due to a recent increase in on-line pharmacy requests and businesses carrying veterinary products that are not authorized to carry them by the makers of the products, we have decided to post the following. With the recent economic crisis, we understand that medications can be costly, and so do online pharmacies. Online pharmacies are popping […]

Common Pet Poisons

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Dog poison No. 1: Medications for people. Drugs that might be beneficial, or even life-saving, for people can have the opposite effect in pets. And it doesn’t always take a large dose to do major damage. Some of the most common and harmful medications that poison dogs include: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, which […]

Medicating Your Cat

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Before you leave your veterinarian’s office with a new medication, be sure to address any concerns or questions with the veterinary staff. Use all medication as directed. If it is an antibiotic, be sure to use all of the medication, even if you cat is feeling better after a few days. Do not risk being […]

Vaccines: What we recommend as annual

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There is so much controversy surrounding vaccines these days. Should I vaccinate every year as my veterinarian recommends or should I vaccinate every 3 years or not at all? These are just a few of the many questions that we are asked every day. While we understand the concerns that owners have with “over-vaccination”, let […]

Feline Obesity: Why it’s not so cute

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I remember being a kid and seeing my friend’s enormous cats and thinking to myself, “I wish my cat was that big!” Now that I have gotten a bit older and work in the veterinary care field, I have learned how dangerous it is to have an over-weight cat. Over-weight cats may become diabetic, develop […]

The Destructive Dog

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 4:12PM You come home from work and it looks like there has been a party that you weren’t invited to. The garbage is overturned and there is garbage strewn about the house. The couch is in pieces, looking as though it has exploded. That nice big flat screen tv that […]