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Rabies
Posted Thursday, October 23, at 12:44 PM
Rabies - How you can help prevent this disease With fall here, many wild animals will be getting ready for cooler temperatures and may seek shelter in warm areas. This can include garages, outdoor buildings, deer stands, duck blinds, etc. Make sure all your domestic pets such as cats and dogs have a current Rabies vaccination. Here are some tips to help keep you safe from our furry friends from the woods...

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Dangers in Leaves
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 2:07 PM

Leaf Piles, Labs and other Dogs! Fall is here! Such a beautiful time of colorful falling leaves and leaf piles. Labradors, kids and many other dogs love to play in piles of leaves. There are hidden dangers lurking in piles of leaves such as sticks, twigs, and debris...

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Can My Dog Get Ebola Virus?
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 2:07 PM

Ebola, which is short for Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, is a deadly viral infection which has a fatality rate ranging from 50% to 90%. Every day the news informs us about the rapid spread of the infection and I couldn't help but wonder whether or not our dogs are susceptible to the virus, and if so, can it be spread to others.?The Ebola outbreak is currently confined to several African nations and according to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, the outbreak poses no significant risk to North America or Europe at this time which is good news. ...

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When is it time to say Goodbye to our Furry Friends?
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 2:06 PM

This has been a very sad week for my husband and I. Our Cairn Terrier of 13 years, Katie Belle went to dog heaven. Even as a veterinarian we have to make these decisions just like our clients. We are pet owners and love our pets. Our animals get sick and have chronic diseases just like your pets. ...

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Morris Animal Foundation
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 2:05 PM

Since September 2012, Morris Animal Foundation has been busy recruiting 3,000 purebred Golden Retrievers for an amazing project, the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. About one-third of the necessary dogs have been enrolled, but more canine heroes are needed...

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E-Cig Toxicity and Your Pet
Posted Tuesday, October 7, at 12:49 PM

Electronic cigarettes (commonly referred to as E-cig, personal vaporizer or Electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery system), are becoming increasingly popular and with that is an increased risk of toxicity to dogs and cats. What are E-Cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes are marketed as nicotine replacement products to replace smoking traditional cigarettes. ...

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Top ten reasons to neuter your male pet.
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 2:28 PM

By DR. NORETTE L. UNDERWOOD With all the unwanted pets I want to talk about why you should neuter your male dog. During the next several weeks I will be doing a series on population control and how you can help with this problem. Prevent unwanted litters. Nearly four million pets are euthanized in the United States each year. Often, owners of male dogs fail to realize their pet's contribution to the litters of puppies being born daily. Remember...it takes two to tango...

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Brown Recluse Spider Bites and Your Pet!
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 2:28 PM

By DR. NORETTE L. UNDERWOOD One bite from a brown recluse spider will probably mean several weeks of pampering for your pet while they heal. Although the wound may appear nasty, your pet will usually recover fully, though you may want to take a trip to the veterinarian to be sure...

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Lily Ingestion Toxicity in Cats
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 11:01 AM

Spring signifies renewal. New green growth and blooming flowers mark a new beginning. Many people will celebrate during this time by adorning their households with flowers and plants. However, cat owners need to beware that some of the most common plants are highly toxic to their beloved feline companions...

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Feeding bones is an expensive gamble
Posted Friday, March 29, at 12:35 PM

No matter if it's a brand new puppy or a senior citizen dog, pet owners love to spoil their canine friends with bones. After all, what's more natural than a dog with a bone? But veterinarians warn that feeding bones is a gamble that could end up creating a very unnatural veterinary bill!...

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What is Responsible Pet Ownership?
Posted Friday, March 8, at 2:38 PM

Pet ownership is a privilege. As an owner you should provide good food, a comfortable and protected area to sleep, and adequate exercise. Keeping your pet updated on needed vaccines, spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted offspring, and making sure your pet's coat is clean and not matted are an important part of pet care. Heartworm, internal parasite and flea prevention are essential in Northeast Arkansas. The above care includes the basic things that your pet should have...

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March is National Poison Prevention Month
Posted Friday, March 1, at 12:57 PM

1. Each year, March is National Poison Prevention Month and to help keep our pets safe, we observe National Animal Poison Prevention Week, March 18th-24th. 2. Each year hundreds of thousands of pets are accidently exposed to a number of potentially harmful products. Helping pet owners understand what products are more likely to cause harm can go a long way to keeping pets safe...

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MRSA in Pets
Posted Friday, February 22, at 3:29 PM

Methicillin resistant infections in people have been an on-going concern for doctors and hospitals. Estimates show that 30-40% of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) organisms cultured from clinical infections are resistant to this antibiotic. 1) MRSA has been termed by the press as a "super-bug". This refers to the resistance this bacteria has against several types of common antibiotics, especially those in the penicillin and cephalosporin families...

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February is Pet Dental Health Month
Posted Friday, January 25, at 1:03 PM

Of all dogs 2 years old or more, 80% have some form of dental disease, and veterinarians say that periodontal disease is the number one diagnosed condition in pets today. When one of my client's two dogs fought over a bone one day, she had to rush her eldest pet, 14-year-old cocker spaniel "Toby" to the hospital. She knew that Toby would have to have a few stitches for the bite wounds on his face, but she was shocked when I was more concerned about the severity of Toby's dental disease...

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Small dogs and housetraining
Posted Friday, January 18, at 1:44 PM

Small dogs are a lot of attitude wrapped up in a tiny package. They're known for their strong personalities and independent nature. Small dogs can be notoriously difficult to train, and some even go years before seemingly forgetting all their training and relapsing...

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Exercise for you and your Pet
Posted Friday, January 11, at 10:19 AM

The holidays are over. That means no more parties, no more elaborate turkey dinners, and no more holiday treats. If you have picked up a few pounds that weren't on your wish list, don't despair; there is a simple solution: Get out and exercise. Given the choice between doing sit-ups and walking your dog, you'd probably grab the leash and head for the door. And why not? Your waistline can't tell the difference. Any physical activity you do on a regular basis will help you slim down and firm up...

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Pet health tips for new year
Posted Friday, January 4, at 2:35 PM

I am not typically one for making New Year's resolutions -- too much stress and expectation. But I do enjoy the feeling of a "fresh start" and the refocusing that the new year brings. Here are some ideas and tips to hopefully enhance the health and add some fun to your pets' lives...

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Please Don't Give Pets As Gifts
Posted Friday, December 21, at 1:09 PM

Christmas Pets: Holiday Impulse Shoppers Beware! It's the season for giving, and we all have good intentions when shopping for truly special gifts for our loved ones. Sometimes, we have visions of them opening a beautiful box with an adorable kitten inside, or of covering their eyes and leading them into a room where a puppy or a cat wearing a big bow is waiting. ...

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Cold weather dangers for pets
Posted Friday, December 14, at 12:54 PM

Although some pets are conditioned to the cold weather, veterinary experts agree that you should bring outdoor pets indoors if the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Puppies, kittens, and short haired pets should come inside anytime the temperature goes below 40 degrees...

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Veterinary Technicians -- Trusted Partners for Your Pet's Care
Posted Friday, December 7, at 12:01 PM

We all know that your pet's doctor will often ask one of his or her staff members to either help restrain a pet or maybe prepare a specific medication. From preparing laboratory samples to taking x-rays to communicating treatment plans with clients, veterinary technicians and assistants have carved out essential roles in modern animal hospitals...

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