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Aug 22

Post Grooming Furunculosis

Post Grooming Furunculosis What is post-grooming furunculosis? Post-grooming furunculosis is a deep skin infection that occurs rather quickly, usually on the back of dogs (where grooming products are commonly placed). The infection is often due to an organism, particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa, that is associated with water environments. Because of this association, most affected dogs have... Learn More

Aug 15

Check the Chip!

Check the Chip! National “Check the Chip Day” is here! Please remember to microchip your pet and do not forget to register their information and microchip number online!  Microchipping significantly increases the chance that your pet will be returned home if lost.  Today is the day to take the time and make sure that your... Learn More

Jul 11

Why Do Young Animals Typically Have Parasites?

You Asked: Why Do Young Animals Typically Have Parasites? Friendship Hospital for Animals primary care doctor, Dr. Kimberly Schultz answered: Puppies can be born already infected with roundworms as the parasite can pass from the mother’s tissue across the placenta to the developing puppies. Puppies can acquire hookworms from infected mothers during nursing. In addition,... Learn More

Jun 27

Are You or Your Pet Itching to Learn About Allergy Medication?

Are You or Your Pet Itching to Learn About Allergy Medications? While treating infection and working up the underlying allergic cause for infections/itch, we often need to help your pet feel more comfortable at the same time. The over-the-counter products (ex. topicals, antihistamines, vitamin E, fish oils, etc.) may be relatively safe, but this often... Learn More

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

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