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Archive for 'Pet Illnesses'

Keeping Your Pet Hydrated in the Summer Months

June 15, 2015

Dehydration is loss of water from the body (usually through vomiting or diarrhea), panting or decreased water intake. Being dehydrated makes your pet feel crummy, and can potentially cause problems with the kidneys and other internal organs if left untreated. With summer upon us, it’s easy for a pet left outside without water to become dehydrated, so I thought I’d share some tips for checking your…  

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Top 5 Summertime Threats to Your Pet

May 22, 2015

May 23 is National Heat Awareness day, and with summer and the nicer weather coming just around the corner, I want you to be aware of some of the threats that heat can pose to your pets. They’re all things that I have seen and treated in my 20 years as an emergency vet. 5. Fireworks: Lovely to look at, scary for pets! Make sure pets…  

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How Do I Get Rid of Roundworms in My Cat?

May 21, 2015

Here at Pet Health Central, if there is one thing that we don’t like, it is parasites. Okay, that’s actually a lot of “things” we don’t like, as parasites include all the heavy hitters in the field: fleas, ticks, chewing lice and intestinal parasites, like roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. They all pose a threat to your beloved pet friends and, in many cases, they can…  

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Spaying/Neutering Your Pets: What You Need To Know

May 12, 2015

I’d like to help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of the spay/neuter conundrum. There’s a lot of misinformation and lore out there about spaying and neutering and I want you, the pet owner, to have the right information from a practicing veterinarian. Despite all the controversy, one thing is still crystal clear: For the vast majority of pets and pet owners, having your pet…  

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