Amazing Photos – Gingival Hyperplasia in a Dog

Gingival hyperplasia refers to a medical condition that can occur in dogs and cats characterized by firm, nonpainful swellings associated with the gingiva. Basically gum (gingival) tissue becomes inflamed and enlarged. Gingival hyperplasia is sometimes referred to as fibromatous periodontal hyperplasia. Gingival hyperplasia is more common in large and giant breed dogs and there is a familial…

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What Percentage of Lost Pets get Returned Home?

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments

We have had a few lost pets come in that had microchips and a few that didn’t. In fact, we shared a story about a cat last week with you that came in with a chip and was home within the hour! I wanted to share some information with you about how many pets that…

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What is Flea Dirt??

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments

Flea dirt is the bowel movement of the flea. We have been seeing a lot of pets with fleas. Here is a cat that is indoor only, never been outside and came in with fleas. In this photo, you can see the hair parted and small black bits that look a lot like fresh ground…

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Did You Know Dogs and Cats Get Breast Cancer?

mammary tumor in a dog

It is a fact that both dogs and cats get breast cancer. Breast cancer, also known as mammary cancer, can be seen in both intact (not spayed or neutered) and spayed/neutered dogs and cats. It is most common in female pets but can also occur in males. Some research suggests that breast cancer in dogs…

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Important Changes to Our Dog Vaccine Protocols

We recently changed our canine vaccine recommendations for the final vaccine to be at 18 to 20 weeks. This is based on research from the University of Wisconsin that suggests that maternal derived antibody interferes with both Distemper and Parvovirus immunization in approximately 15% of dogs at 16 weeks of age. For this reason, the…

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