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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, 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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Preventing Tick-Borne Disease

Prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy and free of tick-borne disease such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. Many of you attended our tick-borne disease seminars last month. For those that couldn’t attend and for those that did, we’d like to reiterate the preventive measures that were discussed. Reduce Tick Habitat Reducing…

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Online Pharmacies Not Always Your Best Bet

It never makes sense to overpay for medications or veterinary care. Let’s face it though, the past few years have required quite a bit more belt-tightening.  Many pet owners will turn to online pharmacies to ease the burden on their wallet. Price should not be the only driving factor in making your medication purchases. Consider…

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Protect Pets from Harmful Foods this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for feasting on rich foods and drinks. Many of us like to celebrate with our pets and think giving them a few scraps from the table “just this once” can’t hurt. Think twice, however, before sharing your food with your dog or cat and be aware of the harmful effects…

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Is Something Bugging Your Pet?

Fleas are a common problem with pets in Wisconsin, especially during late summer and early fall. Fleas are small, brown or black, wingless insects with flattened bodies. These blood-sucking insects cause considerable irritation and distress to infested pets. The best places to look for fleas on your pet are the hindquarters, base of the tail,…

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Handy Tips for a Healthy Holiday

The holiday season can be a stressful time for pets. Many households are very busy, which creates near constant stimulation – garage doors are opening and closing, doorbells are ringing, excited children wanting to play, food everywhere, and noises of all kinds surround your pet. Unfortunately, there are many potential health problems that can arise…

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