Friendship Hospital Archives

May 11

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month!

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month! We asked primary care veterinarian, Dr. Amanda McMurphy, what the top 5 non-pharmaceutical options for treating arthritis were. This is what she recommends:   5) Transitioning to a Prescription Joint-Friendly Diet Joint-friendly diets contain natural anti-inflammatory agents and ingredients that serve as building blocks for cartilage development. Some joint-friendly... Learn More

May 04

Hidden Tapeworms

You asked: Why are tapeworms not typically found in fecal testing? Our primary care team member, Dr. Boone, has responded: The adult tapeworm lives in the small intestine of dogs or cats and usually measures 6 inches in length or more. The tapeworm’s body is made up of several tiny segments – a head, a... Learn More

Apr 26

Friendship Hospital for Animals Receives Certification as Level I Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society – Level I Emergency and Critical Care Facility Friendship Hospital for Animals Receives Certification as Level I Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility. Friendship Hospital for Animals was recently certified as a Level I veterinary emergency and critical care facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. The... Learn More

Jan 27

Introducing Extracorporeal Therapies!

Introducing Extracorporeal Therapies! Friendship Internal Medicine is happy to announce the opening of our Extracorporeal Therapies Service! Dr. JD Foster, Dr. Gideon Daniel, and their team can perform hemodialysis and hemoperfusion to treat kidney disease and various toxin ingestions in our patients. Our first patient, Bay, is a four year old lab. Bay’s owners returned... Learn More

Dec 12

Dermatology FAQs with Friendship Dermatology Specialists!

DERMASTROLOGY – Reading the Skin Signs Who is a veterinary dermatologist? Many owners, even those who work in human medicine, are surprised to hear that there are veterinarians who specialize in only dermatology. Dermatology is a branch of medicine that manages diseases affecting the skin, hair, and nails. Other human specialists may manage allergies, infections,... Learn More

Aug 09

Cats Need Exercise Too!

Cats Need Exercise Too! Did you know that household cats, especially those who live exclusively indoors, have little to do and can easily become bored?  This can lead to behavioral issues, excessive weight gain, and eventual health consequences.  Although, it may be tempting to allow your cat outdoors, there are many safety and health concerns... Learn More

Jun 30

Veterinary Internship

Veterinary Internship Friendship Hospital for Animals is a unique veterinary hospital because our hospital provides both primary care and advanced specialty care. Another unique feature of Friendship Hospital for Animals is that we are a teaching hospital. For the past 32 years our hospital has been committed to training and mentoring new veterinary graduates through... Learn More

Mar 04

Hookworms and Preventative Medications During the Cold Weather

Hookworms and Preventative Medications During the Cold Weather Does your dog or cat receive preventative medications during the cold weather? If not, here is one reason you should continue your heartworm prevention year round. Heartworm medications also deworm for common intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, and sometimes whipworms. At Friendship, we’ve been seeing a... Learn More

Dec 31

Introducing a New Kitten

Introducing a New Kitten Bringing home a new cat or kitten is an exciting event, but the addition of this new pet can be stressful for the existing feline family member. Taking some preparatory steps beforehand and planning a gradual introduction process can help make for a more peaceful integration process. Begin by making sure your existing... Learn More

Dec 14

Treatment Options for Veterinary Cancer Patients

Treatment Options for Veterinary Cancer Patients Cancer (a.k.a. malignancy, malignant tumor, neoplasia) is a group of diseases involving uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth with the ability to invade or spread to other areas of the body.  If untreated, it can often lead to serious illness and sometimes life-limiting complications.  An exact cause of cancer is rarely... Learn More

Dec 03

Holiday Dangers and Your Pet

Holiday Dangers and Your Pet Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season. Unfortunately, everyone’s favorite time of the year has many hidden dangers for our pets. Table scraps  Whether you give your dog table scraps or he helps himself to the trash after Thanksgiving dinner, fatty meats or bones can cause serious gastrointestinal upset. ... Learn More

Oct 07

Halloween Candy and Dogs

Halloween Candy and Dogs Fall is upon us, and Halloween is right around the corner.  Children love chocolate, but so do dogs.  Unfortunately for dogs, chocolate ingestion can be lethal.  Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which, if ingested in large enough quantities can cause high heart rate, heart arrhythmias, seizures, agitation, and difficulty walking.  The... Learn More

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