Tick Season – oh my!

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TICK SEASON Spring is here, and to some people that may mean birds chirping and flowers blooming, but to those who are really outdoorsy that means it’s time for ticks! These disgusting and familiar little bugs are not insects (which, by definition, have 3 body segments and 6 legs in their adult form), but are […]

Planning Your Bitch’s C-section

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Veterinary Village Planning Your Bitch’s C-section: Congratulations on your upcoming litter. The following information should be helpful in preparing you, your bitch and your household for the exciting upcoming event. When is my litter due? We estimate your bitch’s due date based on counting days from her ovulation date, using progesterone levels at the time […]

Dental Health Month

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Clients often ask “what sort of treats or bones can our dogs safely chew?”, and in short, there is no simple answer. Be it for dental health or emotional enrichment, many dogs will find a need to chew. Which leaves us with the big question: “Is it safe?” Such is about as easy to answer […]

Xylitol in Your New Year Resolution

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Xylitol In Your New Year Resolution Dr. Michelle Ahmann, staff veterinarian, Veterinary Village With the new year brings new new resolutions, one of the most common being weight loss. With weight loss comes the desire to cut certain items from our diet, commonly including sugar. Xylitol is a replacement for sugar that is growing in […]

Christmas Pet Safety

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Christmas and the Holiday Season is upon us – already – it seems to come faster every year!   With all the excitement and hubbub, sometimes our pets are less supervised than usual. Without keeping a close eye on them, accidents happen. The most common occurrences we see are accidental ingestions.   Here is a […]


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* * * LEPTOSPIROSIS ALERT * * * Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause illness or even death in pets, people, and wildlife. Dogs most commonly come into contact with leptospirosis (frequently shortened to “lepto”) through indirect exposure to urine from infected wildlife. Dogs that swim frequently are at an especially higher risk. […]