1885 meets 2030: 145 years and one cult classic movie later, rabies still the unifier

“He had been struck by something, possibly destiny, or fate, or only a degenerative nerve disease called rabies…”  -Stephen King, Cujo, 1981 King, Stephen. Cujo. Portland, Maine, Viking Press, September 8, 1981. For many of us horror movie aficionados, when we think of rabid animals, one dog comes to mind; Cujo. For those less versed […]

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Leptospirosis: Is My Pet at Risk?

Leptospirosis – how to know if your pet is at risk Pets need to be vaccinated against many diseases and bacteria. Leptospirosis is often on the list of vaccinations which your pet is encouraged to receive by their veterinarian.  But what exactly is leptospirosis and how does it wreak havoc on your pet’s body? What […]

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Our Animal Hospital takes a PAWS-itive Approach to Lowering Stress for Pets and Owners

Taking a dog or cat to the vet is typically accompanied by some sort of distressing sign.  Whether it’s panting, pacing, hiding, vomiting, scratching, slobbering, whining, or howling, the experience sends some animals into a downright fit.  The stress continues when they arrive for their veterinary appointment:  Dragging your dog through the door or wrestling […]

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Halloween Pet Safety

If you have been looking for a definitive guide to pet safety during Halloween, here it is. We cover the primary concerns here and there’s a visual summary below. Chocolate Is Not Safe for Dogs to Eat Many dogs are inherently attracted to the smell and taste of chocolate, making it a significant threat. In […]

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