• How to Tell That Your Pet is Not Feeling Well

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    It’s a given that the sooner a disease or condition is treated, the better the odds of a good outcome. Treatment is often easier and less costly as well. The following are common signs that something may be wrong with your pet. Change in activity level.  Even minor changes may be a sign that your pet is not feeling well. Changes in appetite: eating less or more, picking at food, eating nonfood items Diarrhea and/or … Read More »

  • Gastric Torsion or Bloat

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    Have you ever heard of a dog’s stomach flipping? It sounds like something made up, doesn’t it? Sadly, it isn’t. Gastric torsion, or bloat, is a serious and life threatening condition that can occur in dogs. The exact cause of gastric torsion is not known, although large, deep-chested breeds, such as Great Danes, Dobermans and German Shepherds are much more likely to suffer from it than smaller dogs.  The dog’s stomach “flips” or twists on … Read More »

  • The Case of the Itchy Pet

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    Most people have dealt with allergies or know someone who has. We think of itchy eyes, runny noses and coughing. But did you know that your pet can have allergies as well? Finding out what your pet is allergic to can require a bit of detective work as well. The symptoms of allergies in pets can vary quite a bit as well as the things they can be allergic to. Symptoms can be as varied … Read More »