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Help take the "Spook" out of Spooktacular! Help your pet to have a Fear Free Halloween.

Help take the “Spook” out of Spooktacular! Help your pet have a fear free Halloween.

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Happy Halloween? For Pets, It Can Be With A Little Practice

Happy Halloween? For Pets, It Can Be With A Little Practice

Pet costumes are a big business with pet parents spending more than $440 million on Halloween. But not all pets are as excited about costumes. Here are some great tips from Fear Free Happy Homes on how to introduce your pet to costumes along with alternative ways to celebrate Halloween without costumes.  

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My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

It may feel alarming to discover your cat is not eating. You may wonder whether your feline friend needs to go to an emergency vet clinic. Here is a list of some common reasons why cats may stop eating, and how to tell if your kitty’s case is an emergency.

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Appalachian Wildlife Refuge: AHNA Podcast

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge: AHNA Podcast

In this AHNA Podcast, we talked with Winslow Umberger from the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. Learn about how this lifesaving organization started and how they have grown. Winslow will be giving tips on what you can do to help wildlife and what to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal. Also, learn all the different ways you can help support Appalachian Wildlife through donations (monetary and supplies), as well as volunteering and internships opportunities. This is an exciting episode!

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Small Dogs for Families

Small Dogs for Families

You’ve decided it’s time to get a dog. There are many factors to consider when considering a small dogs for young children or apartment living. Though these breeds are small in size, their personalities are larger than life. 

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What diet should I feed my dog with diabetes?

What diet should I feed my dog with diabetes?

One of the most important aspects of health for a dog with diabetes is a consistent diet. In this post, our veterinarians explain dog diabetes and how to plan a diet for a dog with diabetes. 

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Ultrasound And Your Pet: State Of The Art Diagnostic Capabilities

Ultrasound And Your Pet: State Of The Art Diagnostic Capabilities

Ultrasounds serve as an invaluable diagnostic tool for veterinarians.  By creating amazingly detailed images it improves our veterinarians' ability to make quick and accurate diagnoses. This ability can make the difference between life and death for your pet. 

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Urinary Obstruction in Cats

Urinary Obstruction in Cats

Sometimes a few symptoms that makes your pet seem "off" or 'under the weather" can actually be signs of something bigger. Smitty's mom's observations and quick actions prevented a medical crisis. Smitty could not urinate, he was "blocked". Learn about this medical emergency, what to look for, and what treatment is needed to increase the chance of recovery. 

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Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder stones or uroliths are unfortunately a relatively common phenomenon in dogs.  They are a stone-like mineral deposit that can form in the bladder and cause urinary issues and pain. Since dogs cannot talk and tell us how they fell, learn how diagnostic tools can aid in determining medical problems and treatment. 

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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

There are many reasons that a dog can develop some degree of urinary incontinence during any age of their life. Learn the different the reasons for urinary incontinence along with ways to manage it.

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