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Dental health for cats and dogs.

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Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions that veterinarians encounter.  More than eighty percent of dogs over the age of three and sixty percent of cats over the age of three have some form of active dental disease. The most common dental problems affecting our pets are periodontal diseases (such as gingivitis),

The essential guide to holiday pet safety.

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The holiday season has arrived. For many people, this means bringing out festive decorations and hosting get-togethers with loved ones. Unfortunately, some of our time-honored holiday traditions carry certain risks for our furry friends. The following guide will examine the most common safety concerns for dogs and cats during this time of year and offer

Acetaminophen toxicity in cats and dogs.

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Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter medicine used for pain and fever relief. It's the active ingredient in a number of medications--you can find it sold alone as Tylenol or in combination with other drugs for multi-symptom relief, like Nyquil or Excedrin. It's very likely that you have several medications containing acetaminophen in your home, which is

Microchipping: All you need to know.

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Microchipping is a routine, non-invasive procedure where a veterinarian inserts a microchip that contains a unique identification number under a dog or cat's skin using a hypodermic needle. This procedure is becoming increasingly widespread across the world. Some countries are even starting to require mandatory microchipping of dogs and cats. To help educate pet owners about

Protecting your cat from High-Rise Syndrome.

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Autumn has arrived in Florida, which means we can finally turn off the A/C, open up our windows, and enjoy the weather. But for cat owners, keeping the windows open carries a specific risk: Feline High-Rise Syndrome. High-Rise Syndrome refers to the injuries that cats sustain as a result of falling from high places, such

Surgical lasers: Less pain, faster recovery!

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Surgical lasers have become an essential tool in the modern surgeon’s repertoire in both human and veterinary medicine. The mainstream adoption of the surgical laser has improved the efficacy of a variety of procedures through the replacement of scalpels and electrosurgical units, benefiting both patients and surgeons. This well-proven technology has been used by

Itchy dog? It could be flea allergy dermatitis (FAD).

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Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) is the leading cause of itching in dogs. In this post, we're going to explore how it works, how we diagnose it, and how we can prevent and treat it to keep your pets itch-free. What is FAD? As in any allergic reaction, the immune system is overreactive and produces antibodies

Your plan for preventative care.

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We often emphasize the importance of preventative care for your pets at Towne Center Animal Hospital. Designing a preventative care plan for your pets might seem a little intimidating at first, so we're going to break it into a manageable list of things you can do to improve your pet's health and longevity. Regularly examine