There was no question there was something wrong with 2 year old Tabby Cat’s mouth. His family had let him out in the exam room for about two minutes before I came in, and already the entire room smelled like a sewer. His people were sitting on the bench with scrunched faces, trying to tolerate the stench without passing out. Not only had Tabby’s bad breath progressed to the level of room-clearing, he was now drooling and refusing to eat.

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The New Pet Visit

So, you have a furry new addition to the family.  Enjoy the time spent playing and cuddling, (and housetraining and prying off the curtains) but remember that there are a few medical details that need to be attended to in order to get your new puppy or kitten off to a good start.

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Theraputic Laser

Lots of people grew up reading the tales of James Herriot, a country veterinarian in rural England in the 1930s and 40s.  However charming the country folk were, what most of us don’t have a sense of nostalgia for is the incredibly limited type of medicine that was practiced at the time, which generally consisted of  "I hope this drench I am giving to your cow to rid her of parasites is at least a little more toxic to the parasites than it is to the cow."

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Tooth Brushing

In honor of February being dental health month this article is a continuation on the discussion of dental health awareness with our pets. This week let us talk about some ways to keep our furry friends out of the veterinarian’s office with some preventative oral hygiene.

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Vaccine Reactions

Vaccinations are a big part of the veterinary care we get for our pets.   Because of the creation of safe and reliable vaccines we can be confident that if we vaccinate our pets appropriately there is almost no reason that we should have to suffer from canine distemper, parvo, feline panleukepenia (also known as feline distemper), rabies, and many other diseases that used to cause severe illness and frequent death in many pets while we veterinarians could only stand helplessly by, offering supportive care and hoping for the best.

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