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Idiopathic Epilepsy in Your Canine

The first seizures that are noted at home can be traumatic for both you and your canine.  There are many causes associated with the seizure / seizure-like activity.  Younger animals tend to have better prognosis.  Unfortunately, older animals (geriatric) tend to have poorer prognosis due to a higher risk of intracranial disease / tumors.  An […]

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Urinary Issues in Your Pet

Our pets can exhibit many different signs of urinary troubles.  Sometimes these troubles are behavioral, infection, linked to nerve damage, neoplasia, hormone related or can be related to physical obstructions.  Diagnostics such as a urinalysis, abdominal ultrasound, radiographs, blood work and/or urine cultures are indicated. Unfortunately, there are some species specific conditions that many owners can […]

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Aging Pets

It is often difficult to see our pets age.  The puppy that had a habit of chewing the shoe or stealing a toy has gotten older and no longer engages in those activities.  It is important to enjoy the twilight years with our pets.  There are some stresses that do begin to occur as our […]

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Antihistamines for your Dog

There are many antihistamines that are commonly used in veterinary medicine.  We have found that some of the newer drugs available are metabolites of older medications that were commonly prescribed.  Canines and felines tend to tolerate antihistamines very similarly to humans.  Some animals respond quite well to certain classes of antihistamines whereas other do not […]

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