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  • Aug 05 2015

    Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a well known tick borne disease in humans and dogs. Both species become infected with Borrelia burgdorferi during the feeding off the host by the tick. According…

  • Jun 22 2015

    Pet Health Exams

    Cats and dogs are capable of hiding symptoms of illness. This is an instinctive behavior protects them against predators or the dominant animals in their pack. It is not until…

  • May 21 2015

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    THE NEW CANINE FLU VIRUS

    The new canine virus H3N2 that has made so many dogs ill or die in Chicago has now spread to other states. This is now becoming a concern for many…

  • Apr 06 2015

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    WHY ARE PET FOODS BEING RECALLED SO OFTEN?

    Several times a day clients inquire about what to feed their pets. Should it be grain free, gluten free or a raw diet? It is becoming more difficult to discuss…

  • Feb 26 2015

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    Pet Food Recall

    There have been several pet food and pet treat recalls over the past few years. The FDA regulations on pet foods are very general.  The guaranteed analysis label must display…

  • Feb 23 2015

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    Diabetes Mellitus

    This past week two of my patients were diagnosed with this disease. In our educational pet health articles, the disease and treatment are discussed. Click here to read /articles/?rid=744 The…

  • Jan 28 2015

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    Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Winter

    Your Border Collie Arthur and his friends absolutely love the outdoors, the more snow for them to play in the better.  While Arthur enjoys cold, brisk weather, he’s probably not…

  • Jan 15 2015

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    What Do You Want From Veterinarians?

    After 8 years of college and numerous hours of continuing education to remain knowledgeable about veterinary medicine, we as veterinarians still strive to learn more about our patients. But what…

  • Dec 17 2014

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    OUCH! ARE YOU OVER VACCINATING YOUR PET?

    There have been independent studies done to determine the longevity of protection our pets receive from vaccinations. Most studies are done by the drug companies that manufacture the vaccines, so…

  • Oct 13 2014

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    RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE DANGEROUS

    This type of leash poses problems for people and pets. There was 16,564 hospital related injuries to people in the year 2007 according to Consumer Product Safety Commission ,   23.5…