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Dog Health

Dr. Sargent’s Farewell

May 20, 2017 Dog Health

Dear clients, We are writing to share some bittersweet news. Dr. Sargent has elected to follow his dream and purchase a veterinary practice in Washington State. He will be with us through May 24th, 2017. We have been fortunate to have had Dr. Sargent working with us over the last 2 years and we ask…

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Food Allergies. FAQs

May 2, 2017 Cat Health, Dog Health

  What is a food allergy? A food allergy is the body’s immune response to the protein in their food. For dogs, the most common allergy causing proteins are chicken and beef. For cats, chicken, beef and fish are the most common food allergens. At what age do pets start having food allergies? Pets can…

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Ways to Manage Arthritis and Mobility in Geriatric Pets

April 3, 2017 Dog Health

  As dogs get older they often develop stiffness and arthritis in their joints. It can be expected that as dogs age they naturally slow down, although it is paramount that comfort levels and quality of life are maintained.  While there are medications doctors often prescribe to help manage their pain, there are many practices…

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Giardia FAQs

February 9, 2017 Dog Health

    What’s the deal with Giardia Throughout the year, many of our patients are diagnosed with giardia. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about giardia that may be pertinent to you! Q:  How did my pet become infected? A: Giardia is spread through feces, so most pets become infected by either eating…

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Signs your dog could be losing his vision

August 14, 2016 Dog Behavior, Dog Health

Your dog accidentally bumps into items in the home that are not in their normal place. This could be a chair that is pulled out of place at the table, or a new piece of furniture. Dogs have the ability to mask their vision loss by memorizing their surroundings. They may also rely on another…

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