Case Study: Controlling Bladder Stones with Diet

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Prescription Diets for Bladder Stones – Hocus Pocus or Life and Money Saver? A Case Study by Jordan C (Veterinary Assistant) When it comes to a recommended prescription diet from your veterinarian, many people feel unsure. We get the question: “Can a change in food REALLY treat allergies?”, or “cure my cat’s bladder stones?” The answer is yes! I know, … Read More

Dog Flu: What EVERY Dog Owner Needs to Know.

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“Can my dog catch the dog flu?” The answer to this question is most likely yes. My personal dogs cross paths with other neighborhood dogs. I take them for walks in the Cleveland Metroparks. Sometimes they come to the local pet store to pick out a treat or toy. That is why they are vaccinated for Canine Influenza. I am … Read More

Ticks!

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  Ahhh, I cannot think of many things as grotesque finding that odd new lump on my dog. The ultimate freak out of squirms, screams, and horrors once I realize I’ve found a tick. After calming down from the discovery, what do you do? What kind of a tick is it? Will your dog be ok? Will you be ok? … Read More

Marijuana poisoning in pets: Signs and Steps to Take

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Did your pet eat your stash? They are at risk for marijuana poisoning. With the recent legalization of marijuana in several states, vets have seen an increase in the number of marijuana poisoning cases. Since medical marijuana has just been semi-legalized in Ohio, I thought that it would be a good idea to clear the air (sorry, that’s the last pun) about marijuana … Read More

Ticks! How to protect your pets

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Why do you need to be thinking about ticks? Ticks are active in every month of the year, no matter the temperature. They are very hardy and while they may be more or less active at a given time, they are ALWAYS active. There are a number of serious diseases in our area that are carried by ticks: Lyme Disease, … Read More

Halloween Hazards – Keep your pets safe this season!

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Fall is my favorite time of year, the leaves are turning, the weather is cool but not cold, it’s football season, and of course, it’s Halloween time! While I love this time of year, it’s the unofficial start of pet hazard season. We see a ton of emergencies as a result of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s EVERY YEAR. … Read More

Fireworks Frenzy: Keep your pets safe on the 4th of July

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4th of July is quickly approaching. Whether you are having a low key celebration or a lot of activity, one thing is for certain: Your pet will be exposed to fireworks. While some pets tolerate fireworks very well, others are not so lucky. Dogs and cats can become extremely anxious and stressed showing signs like barking/screaming, drooling, cowering/hiding, losing bowel … Read More

Leptospirosis is Everywhere!

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Leptospirosis (or Lepto, short) is a bacterial disease that is transmitted from wild animals (such as squirrels, rats, raccoons, skunks, deer or opossums), to your dog through water, grass, dirt, or food contaminated with urine from the wild animals. It can infect your dog through ingestion, exposure to eyes, nose, or broken skin. Symptoms can take 4-12 days to occur, … Read More

Tear Stain Removers: FDA Warning

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Are you using tear stain removers on your pet? Tear stain removers are all over the internet and in pet stores, so pet owners usually assume that they are OK to use, but this is not the case. You should know that they are not approved for use in pets, and have not been tested for safety. Recently the FDA … Read More

Tailgating: Game Day Pet Safety Tips

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Tailgating foods are not for pets

Game day can be fun for family and pets alike, but tailgating can be hazardous to our pets. When Tailgating, we tend to make unhealthy foods (that’s part of the fun), but fatty meats such as hot dog, bratwurst, or burgers can bring on a disease called pancreatitis when pets eat them. Tailgating Foods can cause pancreatitis in Dogs The pancreas is … Read More