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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
What's Wrong With My Cat's Mouth?
Posted Thursday, January 22, at 11:12 AM
Many cat owners look at the grace, athleticism and beauty of their pets and think that they have the "perfect" animal. Unfortunately, many of these same cats will have a very "imperfect" mouth, due to a serious and very painful condition that causes teeth to resorb, dissolve and even break! Here's what we know about Tooth Resorption in cats...

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Winter Pet Tips
Posted Tuesday, January 13, at 10:11 AM

Brrrr--it's cold outside! With our temperatures getting ready to drop for old man winter this week, the following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. 1. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife...

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HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 10:01 AM

When decorating for the season, consider your pets. Holiday decorations such as snow globes or bubble lights may contain poisonous chemicals. If your pet chews on them the liquid inside could be could be dangerous to their health. Methylene chloride, the chemical in bubble lights, can result in depression, aspiration pneumonia and irritation to the eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract...

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Duck Hunting safety for your Retriever
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 10:01 AM

A well-trained retriever is a great partner for a duck-hunting companion. It is one of the best conservation tools you can take into the field. They can get all those cripples and find birds you never would. A duck dog will break through brush and go into freezing water without batting an eye. ...

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Antifreeze Toxicity In Our Pets
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 10:00 AM

Antifreeze Toxicity In Our Pets Antifreeze is a chemical that, when added to water, reduces the freezing point. Most commonly, people add antifreeze to their car's engine to prevent damage during cold weather. A large percentage of antifreeze products contain ethylene glycol. This substance is extremely hazardous, especially when ingested by dogs, cats and children. It also has a sweet flavor, increasing the chance that a pet will drink it...

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Winter Pet Tips
Posted Wednesday, November 19, at 2:04 PM

Brrrr--it's cold outside! With our temperatures getting ready to drop for old man winter, the following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife...

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Spay Neuter Myths Debunked From the Humane Society of America!
Posted Wednesday, November 19, at 1:59 PM

The most important thing to know about spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. In every community in every U.S. state, there are animals sitting in animal shelters waiting for homes. Only about half of those dogs and cats will ever get one. The other half will be euthanized...

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Halloween Safety Tips: No Scaredy Cats This Halloween
Posted Wednesday, October 29, at 11:53 AM

Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents Attention, animal lovers, it's almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying "trick or treat!" all the way to November 1. ...

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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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