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Canine Influenza – The Dog Flu

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In March 2015, veterinarians in Chicago began to notice a dramatic increase in the numbers of dogs contracting infectious tracheobronchitis, also known as kennel cough. Not only were more dogs than normal getting sick, their symptoms were more severe than […]

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First Signs Of Heart Disease

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Unfortunately, similar to humans, as our pets age, so do their hearts. Signs can be different between species and may present differently for each individual; however, there are some telltale signs that you may see and that should throw up […]

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Sweet Tooth?

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Sweet Tooth?   We all love things that are sweet, right? Sometimes our dogs do too. But be careful…what might be tasty for us can be toxic to Man’s Best Friend… In particular, the artificial sweetener xylitol is a bane […]

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Holiday Hazards

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While the holidays can be a fun and exciting time for us, they can present some serious dangers to our beloved pets. As this festive season draws near, we find ourselves preparing for house guests, planning lavish meals and decorating […]

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Vaccines 101

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Vaccinations are an important tool that we, as veterinarians, use to keep your pet healthy. When we vaccinate your pet, we give an altered form of a bacteria or virus. It is injected under the skin, given intra-nasally, or by […]