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Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper

Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper
September 21, 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.

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Rabies: Stay Healthy, Stay Legal

Rabies: Stay Healthy, Stay Legal
September 13, 2017

Rabies is a horrible viral disease that can affect pets and people.

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Leptospirosis: The summertime, water dog infection

Leptospirosis: The summertime, water dog infection
May 9, 2017

As the temperatures warm up, many of us – including our dogs – are looking forward to waterfall hikes or days on the lake. For lots of our Animal Clinic of Woodruff families, summer with dogs includes plenty of water play and outdoor exploration.

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs
April 11, 2017

Lyme disease is a relatively new disease in the United States. First recognized in dogs in 1985, this tick-borne infectious disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacteria often carried by deer, the primary carrier of the disease.

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Is Chocolate Really that Bad for Dogs?

Is Chocolate Really that Bad for Dogs?
January 30, 2017

By now, you’ve probably heard dogs should not eat chocolate. You may have heard stories of worried dog owners rushing sick, near-death pets to the emergency room; then again, you may have also heard owners laughing about their dogs eating entire bags of chocolate candy and being “fine.” While both of these stories are true, it underlines an important fact all veterinarians know: chocolate can be very dangerous for your dog.

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Can I give my dog a pain reliever?

Can I give my dog a pain reliever?
December 20, 2016

During the holiday season, families are often busier than usual—yet this need to get things done is often foiled by more stores and businesses being closed. The holidays are the last time anyone wants to go to the doctor, vet or other specialist.

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A Dangerous Halloween Treat

A Dangerous Halloween Treat
October 26, 2016

Despite the best intentions of loving pet owners, we suspect that Halloween might be among a pet’s least favorite holidays. They are often dressed in costume, which makes for adorable photos, but often means animals spend the evening rather uncomfortable.

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Keep Those Chompers Clean: Maintaining Good Dental Health in Pets

Keep Those Chompers Clean:  Maintaining Good Dental Health in Pets
September 19, 2016

Dental disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in our pets. Numbers vary depending on the source, but 75-90% of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease by 3 years of age. While all dogs can and will develop dental disease, small, mini and toy breeds tend to have more problems.

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