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Leptospirosis in Dogs

By Gretchen Statz

Does your dog play around in the mud in your backyard? How about the pond at the dog park? If your dog plays in standing water, learn how to prevent an infection in you or your dog and stay safe at the dog park.

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Where Did That Toy Go?

By Tony Johnson

As an emergency vet, one of the most common medical problems that we see in the clinic is the case of a dog or cat who's chewed up a toy or eaten something they shouldn't and is now vomiting. Here's how to keep your dog or cat safe from eating something they shouldn't and save a trip to the emergency vet.

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Are Some Dogs at Risk for Dental Issues?

By Caryl Wolff

A number of factors contribute to canine dental disease, including breed, size, age, and chewing habits. Does your dog meet the criteria on this list? Learn about the risk factors and how to prevent doggie dental issues.

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Cats 101: Basic Health & Care Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy

By Stacy Hackett

How often do you take your cat to the veterinarian? In observance of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day on August 22, we want to remind you that even if your cat does not appear to be sick, preventative care is important. Between visits to your cat's veterinarian, here are 10 ways to keep your cat healthy.

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Health Problems in Outdoor Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Many cats love to be outside. There's a lot to do and so many fun places to explore. But the life of an outdoor cat can be risky. There are dangers found outside that do not exist in the protected home environment. Learn about the dangers of having an outdoor cat and what you can do about them.

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Should You Break a Dog out of a Hot Car?

By Audrey Pavia

It's happened to many of us: You're out on a hot summer's day and you see a dog alone, locked in a car. The dog might be barking in distress, panting heavily, or worse yet, unresponsive. What do you do? 10 years ago, your options would have been pretty limited. You could try to find the owner, but other than that, you had little legal recourse. These days, in many states, you have the law on your side. Learn about saving dogs locked in cars and you may save a life this summer.

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UTI FAQs: Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs & Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a relatively common occurrence in dogs and cats. Infections in the urinary tract can occur in the bladder or can become serious and involve the kidneys. Most pets with urinary tract infections will have fairly classic symptoms and most UTIs can be treated relatively easily. Learn more about improving your pet's urinary health and preventing and treating UTIs.