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Pug dog sitting in front of american flag
Jun 24

4th of July Safety

The Fourth of July is almost upon us, and as we prepare to celebrate America’s Independence Day, it is important to remember the potential dangers this holiday poses to our pets. The most notable of these dangers relate to fireworks, which may result in noise phobia/anxiety, poisoning upon ingestion, foreign body obstruction upon ingestion, and... Learn More

Poppy hanging out at home
May 09

Lower Lid Entropion in an Exotic Shorthair

Poppy came to Armour Veterinary Ophthalmology for excessive tearing. She was diagnosed with lower lid entropion in both eyes. Entropion is an eyelid disease in which the eyelids turn inwards. The hairs on the outside edge are in contact with the corneas, causing squinting, tearing and irritation. If the hairs and resulting corneal ulceration is... Learn More

eyelid-masses
Apr 30

Eyelid Masses

Does your older dog have a pesky eyelid mass that has started to bother him?   Periocular eyelid masses are commonly seen in dogs on the upper or lower eyelid margins.  The most common causes are meibomian gland adenomas and epitheliomas. These eyelid masses are generally benign; however, they can grow locally and start to cause... Learn More

heartworm-awareness
Apr 22

Heartworm Disease

Spring is upon us and many of us are starting to think ahead to the warmer days that are coming!  With the increasing temperatures comes more time outside, going to the beach, campfires and the dreaded scourge of mosquitos. Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal condition in pets, spread by mosquitos, in the United States... Learn More

Pug walking on underwater treadmill
Mar 20

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has become very popular in veterinary physical rehabilitation in the last 10 to 15 years.  It is primarily used to enable early return to function after surgery or injury, improve muscle strength and improve range of motion in compromised joints. It is also becoming more frequently used in animals for athletic conditioning and weight... Learn More

CBD Oil
Feb 26

What You Need to Know About CBD Oil and Your Pets

Cannabis and cannabinoids as therapeutic agents for pets is a very hot topic in veterinary medicine. Currently, there is little evidence-based information regarding the use, dosing, and side effects of these agents when used in pets. Making things more difficult are the varied number of products on the market with wide-ranging formulations, strains, and dosing... Learn More

Feb 18

5 Chew Toys to Avoid

Did you know that some common dog chew toys (even some labeled as “dental health” products) can actually damage a dog’s teeth? Here are a few that we recommend you avoid: Hard plastic and nylon bones: These toys are often made of a material that is harder than the dog’s teeth, causing fractures as they... Learn More

Feb 08

Pet Dental Health Month 2019

February is Pet Dental Health Month! As a member of the Friendship family you know Dental Health Month is an exciting time of the year for us – and this year is no different!  But we are switching things up a bit, by offering free dental health education in a way that is more accessible for most.  ... Learn More

Pug walking on underwater treadmill
Jan 28

Doggy Boot Camp – now enrolling!

Doggy Boot Camp Join us for a 6-week weight-loss challenge designed to start your dog on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Enrollment includes: 1 Water Treadmill Session per week Nutritional consults and support Weekly weigh-ins, goals, and tips Access to private Facebook group with live Topic of the Week info sessions and Q&As Plus…... Learn More

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