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Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs

On a sunny day and when temperatures are above 21 degrees, we know that the temperature in a vehicle can soar to very high levels.

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Fireworks and Pets

Every year, thousands of pets suffer as a result of fireworks. We see a marked rise in pets requiring medication during such stressful times, and many pets are also brought in to Clappison Animal Hospital to be scanned for microchips, for they have been found after running away from home during firework weekends.

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Helping Your Pets through Thunderstorm/Noise Phobias

Preparing for the Rain.  May showers may be known for bringing May flowers as the saying goes, however, for some pets it brings along with it thunderstorms and ultimately high levels of anxiety.

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Summer Pet Hazards by Christine Attridge-Hardy

 Summertime is a season that we all look forward to.  Getting outside and enjoying the sun and the warm weather with our pets is not always as fun as we expect when accidents happen.  Here are some common summer dangers to look out for while playing with your best friend, Fido. We hope that these […]

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Out, Out Damned Hotspot

A hotspot is a patch of your dog’s skin that is bothering them so much that they can’t leave it alone. Because of this overwhelming discomfort, they have rubbed, scratched, and licked it into the condition you see before you. When I first started practicing I didn’t understand how fast hotspots could progress. Then one […]

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Diets and Dog’s Hearts

Recently there has been a suggestion of a link with some dogs developing heart disease while eating some foods.  That’s a lot of variables at play. So let’s look at what we do know.

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