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7 Reasons Why Dental Care for Dogs is Important

48,255,413 households in the country have a dog who they consider part of the family. Unfortunately, not every owner brushes up on their canine's dental health as often as their own. You brush your teeth every day, don't you? Brushing twice a day helps you avoid tooth decay, loss, and gum disease. The importance of dental cleanings for dogs is just as severe, too! Here are seven reasons you need to consider dental care for dogs. By brushing up on your [...]

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Points to Remember for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Points to Remember for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments and using it Intra-Articular Applications PRP Purpose: Growth factors are released from within and this promotes angiogenesis, cellular proliferation, and provides an extracellular matrix for cell rebuilding. Indications: OsteoArthritis (OA), Tendonitis, Ligament injuries, burns, open wounds, bone grafts, dental procedures. Administration of PRP May be performed every 2-3 weeks until desired effect (1-3 treatments). Re-administration every 9-12 months depending on the pet. A “Flare” pain response Occurs 24-72 hours post injection. The pain gets worse during this time [...]

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Life Cycle: Fleas

Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on their dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pint-sized pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds, even thousands, so quickly? Here’s a breakdown of the flea life cycle from egg to adult: 1. Egg Eggs are deposited on the pet and fall into the environment within a few hours. 2. Larva Larvae are maggot-like and approximately 0.5 cm long. They feed on blood [...]

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Your New Pet: Information & Tips for a New Dog or Cat

What to feed your Pet As veterinarians, we are asked what is the best food to feed my pet and how much should I feed? The answer to this question is both easy and complicated.  First we must identify the goal of feeding your pet.  The goal is to feed a complete, balanced, digestible, palatable and safe diet.  This sounds easy to do but if you ever walked down the pet food section, you know that with all the choices available [...]

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