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July 4th Considerations for your Pets

The 4th of July is an exciting time full of parties and cookouts, boating and fireworks. What we find fun, your pets may find extremely stressful. Here are a few holiday tips to think about before the festivities begin: Provide your pet with a quiet, comfortable spot in your home to safely escape all the…

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Cold Weather Precautions

With temperatures dipping to single digits and below, it’s a good time to review cold weather care for your pets. • Bundle Up – Just because your pet walks around in a fur coat, don’t believe that he or she won’t get cold. You can help you pet stay warm by having him or her…

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At Your Fingertips – Your Pet’s Records Anytime, Anywhere

Whether you are a frequent visitor or a new to our site, we hope that you find it both useful and informative. In addition to veterinary advice, we’ve included several tools available to our clients that can make pet ownership easier and more enjoyable. Petly is a portal into your pet’s veterinary records here at…

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Keep your Pets (& Horses) Cool as Temperatures Rise

The dog days of summer are just around the corner so now is a good time to review the basics of keeping your favorite four-legged friend cool, safe and healthy. It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway – NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET IN A PARKED CAR! (Okay, maybe we just shouted it.). Although…

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Endoscopy Allows Pets to Avoid Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Tucker is a hero to a couple of puppies and their owners. Both dogs (we’ll call them Spot and Rover) have a history of eating things like rocks and socks and came to the clinic with digestive problems. Dr. Tucker suspected a foreign body. (With an x-ray, she actually saw a rock in Spot’s stomach.)…

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New Insights in Equine Parasite Control

  Controlling internal parasites is essential to keeping your horse healthy and performing at his best. High levels of parasitism may cause weight loss, a poor hair coat, and a depressed attitude. It may also cause more severe problems such as intermittent or persistent diarrhea, colic, and even death. Internal parasites are controlled by using…

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Newly Identified Dental Condition in Middle-Aged Horses

Veterinarians have recently identified a dental condition principally seen in older horses. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a painful condition principally seen in horses over the age of 15. EOTRH is characterized by the horse’s body resorbing the bone and tissue surrounding the incisor and canine roots. Tooth resorption in itself is…

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New, Improved Lyme Vaccine Recommended

Due to the high prevalence of Lyme disease in this area, the Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic considers Lyme vaccination a core vaccine for all dogs. Lyme disease risk areas are expanding due to favorable tick habitats, the blurring of urban and suburban boundaries, and an increase in the number of pets that travel. In 2015, one…

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Monthly Preventives Keep Pets Healthy

As veterinarians, we hate to think that your four-legged friend gets forgotten, but we know it happens and we understand. You’re busy (heck, we’re busy, too!). You’ve got work, the kids, the yard, the house; it’s easy to forget the monthly preventives for your pet. Heartworm disease is caused by a parasitic worm that is…

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Annual Spring Horse Owner’s Seminar

Please Join us March 11! Our annual spring seminar for horse owners is slated for Wednesday, March 11 at Sperino’s Monte Carlo Room in Elkhorn. This year’s principal speaker will be Dr. Bob Stenbom who will talk about Caring for the Geriatric Horse and also Horse Immunity and the Need for Annual Vaccinations. Dr. Stenbom…

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