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Tag Archives: healthcare

Lumps and Bumps: Should You Worry?

April 16, 2014

“Hey Doc, I have noticed this lump on Greta here (as the owner feels around his German Shepherd’s hip region) over the last couple of months. It doesn’t seem to be bothering her and it isn’t growing too much. What is it? Should I be worried?” The owner may change and the patient may be a different breed but this scenario is observed on nearly…  

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Do Cats Need Heartworm Prevention?

April 07, 2014

Spring is upon us and most of us have heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” But, spring and these showers also bring that annoying buzzing sound from those flying, pesky, disease carrying insects: mosquitoes. These nasty insects can spread disease to our pets — the most common that dog owners are aware of is heartworm disease. As the name implies, it is a…  

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Arthritis and Your K-9

April 02, 2014

Arthritis doesn’t discriminate. Not only does it affect humans, but it also strikes our pets. In fact, according to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects one in every five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat. Think about how you feel when you’ve been sitting around for a few hours on the couch watching…  

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Debunking the Myth of Ringworms

March 31, 2014

“Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes”…”ring around the collar”…ring, ring, ring, someone is calling, ringworm…what? When we think about ringworm in veterinary medicine it neither makes a ringing sound nor is it a worm. It is actually a fungal infection that may cause circular or “ring-like” skin lesions, hence the name. More properly, it is named dermatophytosis, and it typically affects…  

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