The Importance of Blood Testing

The Importance of Blood Testing

• Your five-year-old Golden Retriever seems sick. You’re observing him for any evidence of disease or injury. And yet, all you can really find is that Ralph seems “not himself.” A friend urges you to have Ralph’s blood tested . . . What for? • Your Poodle is eight years old. She has bad breath and tartar-encrusted teeth, so you make plans to take her […]

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September Is Animal Pain Awareness Month

September Is Animal Pain Awareness Month

Pain isn’t fun for any of us, and our furry friends are no exception. September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. It helps educate and inform pet owners about animal discomfort. The goal is to help pet owners learn about their pets’ health and well-being when it comes to pain management, be it acute or chronic pain. This can greatly improve their quality of life. Tell […]

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What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people. Infection in people can cause flu-like symptoms and can cause liver or kidney disease. In the United States, most […]

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How To Help Your Puppy Sleep Through The Night

How To Help Your Puppy Sleep Through The Night

Much like babies, puppies can be a handful when you first bring them home! From getting used to a new environment to learning the ins and outs of being potty trained, a puppy can sometimes have a difficult time adjusting the first few days in their new dwelling. Puppy Sleeping & Circadian Rhythm Like us humans, dogs are diurnal—meaning they are active during the day […]

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PICK A DUCK, SAVE SOME BUCKS!

PICK A DUCK, SAVE SOME BUCKS!

It is time to pick a duck for the SECOND time this year! Dr. Anderson has decided to do a second Discount Dental Month for the year of 2019 because some clients didn’t get to take advantage earlier in the year, and some patients, actually require two cleanings a year. So, you can get a discounted dental cleaning the entire month of August 2019. How […]

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Celebrate With Patches!

Celebrate With Patches!

Hello Everyone! We have some very special animals that stay with us permanently at Companion Animal Hospital. You all know and love Fuzzmoe. Last year, a new little love bug came into our lives. That’s right. Patches! Patches will be celebrating her ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY as part of our family at Companion Animal Hospital on July 31st. Some of you know Patches story. She was […]

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It Is Hot In Your Car!

It Is Hot In Your Car!

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. We’ve heard the excuses: “Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store,”or “But I cracked the windows…” These excuses don’t amount to much if your pet becomes seriously ill or dies from being left in a vehicle. The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º […]

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Pet Fire Safety

Pet Fire Safety

Protecting Your Pets from Potential Danger Home fires are the most common disaster that the American Red Cross responds to – and also the most preventable. The best way to protect your pets from the effects of a fire is to include them in your family plan. This includes having their own disaster supplies kit as well as arranging in advance for a safe place […]

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Urinary Blockages in Cats, It is an EMERGENCY!

Urinary Blockages in Cats, It is an EMERGENCY!

A urinary blockage occurs when there is an obstruction in the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. When this happens it is difficult or impossible for a cat to empty the bladder, making it a life-threatening emergency. If your cat is having trouble urinating (see list below), do not delay in having him or her checked by Dr. […]

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Give Your Cat A Bird Bath!

Give Your Cat A Bird Bath!

Simple Cat Bathing Tips: Washing Your Cat Without Getting Clawed to Death! Some cats LOVE water! It’s that time again: Time to give your cat a bath! After all, we all need a good bath or shower every now and again, right? Though cats are generally very clean animals, they sometimes get into things they are not supposed to (for example, car grease). Many people […]

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