Risk of Lyme Disease in Granville and Licking County

Ticks can spread a variety of disease and most significantly in this area is Lyme Disease. In fact, we are seeing more dogs test positive for Lyme disease in Granville and Licking County than with heartworm disease due to the lack of prevention. Tick control and Lyme disease vaccination are critical ways to avoid this…

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Why is a Fecal Sample Needed?

By February 27, 2018 0 Comments

A fecal examination is the microscopic evaluation of feces. The test is indicated for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens with diarrhea, straining, lack of appetite or vomiting as well as during the kitten and yearly health exam. Negative results help determine health or may exclude the presence of disease and gastrointestinal parasites. Fecal examinations are primarily…

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How can you tell if your dog has dental disease? See photos.

Below are photos of dogs with various stages of dental disease. A normal healthy mouth in a dog or cat should have nice clean teeth with no gum inflammation. Here are 4 common stages of dental disease getting progressively worse. As dental disease progresses, this an increase the risk of other health issues and can…

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My Dog Ate Chocolate. Should I Be Concerned?

By February 13, 2018 0 Comments

Chocolate can be toxic. In small doses it can cause GI upset (Vomiting and diarrhea) and in higher amounts the caffeine and theobromine can cause nervous system stimulation and can be toxic to your dog. The levels of caffeine and theobromine vary between different types of chocolate. For example, white chocolate has the lowest concentration…

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Did you know cats can get frostbite? Here is a photo of a cat that has frostbite on ear tips.

By February 3, 2018 0 Comments

Did you know cats can get frostbite? Here is a photo of a cat that has frostbite on the tip of his ears. Frostbite is injury to tissue that occurs when bodily tissue is exposed to freezing temperatures often accompanied by high winds. The primary areas affected in dogs and cats include the feet, tail…

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