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Signs of Illness in Cats

November 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Cats, News, Pet Care Library

Cats outnumber dogs in their overall numbers as pets, but studies have shown that they see the veterinarian less often than their canine counterparts.  One of the reasons is that their illnesses are typically much more subtle.  Ten very common signs of illnesses in cats are: 1.  Inappropriate… Read more

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Veterinary Oral Health Council

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Cats, Dogs, Pet Care Library

The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) is an organization designed to “recognize products that meet pre-set standards of plaque and calculus (tartar) retardation in dogs and cats.”  The VOHC recognizes these products by giving them their “seal of acceptance.”  In order to achieve the… Read more

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Dr. Peuser’s RAVS trip

August 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Community Service, News

In July, I spent a week working on an Indian reservation in North Dakota.  The trip was sponsored by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS for short) and is one of many that they provide throughout the year.  The group who worked on the trip was… Read more

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How do I know when it’s time?

March 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Pet Care Library

One of the hardest parts about our job and about being a pet owner is the end of a pet’s life.  Sometimes pets pass away suddenly, but more often than not, their illnesses are due to chronic diseases, such as kidney failure or cancer.  We certainly don’t want our loved ones to have to suffer,… Read more

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Enticing cats to drink more water

March 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Cats

For many medical conditions, increasing the amount of water that cats drink is an important part of treatment.  However, many cats don’t drink regularly and it can be very difficult to get them to change this behavior.  The following list is a compilation of ideas and tricks to get cats to… Read more

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Chewing gum can be toxic!

December 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Cats, Dogs

Many types of sugar free products contain a product called xylitol.  These products may be chewing gums, candies, or even some medications.  Although xylitol is safe for people, it is toxic to dogs. How does xylitol cause toxicity? Xylitol causes the pancreas to release large amounts of… Read more

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Breeanna

Breeanna is our latest stem cell recipient.  She is a five year old mixed breed dog who is owned by one of our technicians.  On September 17th, 2010, she was treated for bilateral hip dysplasia.  This included injections in both of her hips and an IV injection. Prior to treatment her biggest… Read more

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October is Dental Month!

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Dentistry

October is pet dental month.  During the month of October, a $30 discount will be applied to all dental procedures! What is a dental procedure and why does your pet need one?  Periodontal disease affects more than 80% of pets over three years old, and has been proven to shorten their… Read more

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Stem Cell Therapy

August 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a recently developed technology for use in our pets.  Stem cells have been a hot topic of debate in human medicine due to use of embryos to harvest them.  The technology in pets, however, is slightly different.  We use adult stem cells harvested from your own pet’s fat to… Read more

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Apollo

Apollo is our fifth stem cell recipient.  He is a two year old Saint Bernard with hip dysplasia.  He was treated with injections into each of his hips and an IV injection (July 2010).  Apollo came in for his first recheck exam recently and is doing very well.  According to his owner, he seems… Read more

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