Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

What is Canine Distemper?

Written on October 5th 2017.
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Distemper may sound like a behavioral condition, but it’s actually a severe illness with no known cure. Dogs, cats and ferrets can get distemper, so it’s important to have your pets vaccinated.

What is distemper?

Canine distemper is the common name for the paramyxovirus in dogs. Canine distemp… read more

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Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper

Written on September 21st 2017.

While “distemper” may sound like the way a dog person describes a cat’s personality, it’s actually the name of a highly contagious and severe illness. Cats, dogs and ferrets (as well as many types of wildlife) can get distemper, so it’s vitally important to have your pets vaccinated.

What is dist… read more

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Rabies: Stay Healthy, Stay Legal

Written on September 13th 2017.

Rabies is a horrible viral disease that can affect pets and people. While human cases of rabies in the U.S. are rare (thanks to legal requirements), it’s important to vaccinate your pets and act quickly if you suspect an infection.

What is rabies?

Rabies is a severe, incurable viral infection … read more

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Vaccinate Your Dog Against Parvo

Written on September 1st 2017.

Canine parvovirus (CPV), also known as parvo, is a highly contagious and dangerous virus in dogs. It expresses itself in one of two forms. The more common form affects the stomach and digestive system, causing extreme intestinal distress. Infected dogs will vomit, have diarrhea, lose weight and like… read more

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Do I Need to Vaccinate my Dog for Kennel Cough?

Written on August 25th 2017.

Kennel cough is the common term for infectious tracheobronchitis, a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. It’s also referred to as Bordetella, because Bordetella bronchiseptica is the most common type of bacteria that causes canine kennel cough, and the vaccine to prevent kennel cough is … read more

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Employee Pet Spotlight: Arlo & Herman

Written on July 28th 2017.

Though dogs Arlo and Herman look very different, they share one important bond: they are both adored by ACOW’s receptionist, Autumn Wooten.

Arlo is a friendly, 3-year-old boxer with the sweetest puppy-dog eyes, but don’t let that fool you – he’s his mama’s fearless protector. Arlo loves horseback… read more

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