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Got Doggy Breath?

Got Doggy Breath?

  From a previous newspaper column by Dr. Mark Setser When your dog greets you with a big, toothy grin and sloppy wet kiss, do you get a whiff of something that smells like the bottom of a trash dumpster?  Sounds like it’s time for a dental cleaning!  As your pet ages, it can develop tartar and calculi that build up on the teeth, damaging the tooth itself and potentially leaving to gingi...

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog in Broken Arrow?

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog in Broken Arrow?

A common question our veterinarians are asked is if and when should I spay or neuter  my dog in Broken Arrow? All dogs and puppies should be either spayed or neutered unless the owner is in the business of raising purebred animals. The days of letting the family dog have a litter of  puppies so that kids could observe the miracle of birth are long gone. Animal rescue groups have done an excel...

Broken Arrow Pet Health Care:  What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?

Broken Arrow Pet Health Care: What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs Raising a dog in Broken Arrow is fun and stress-reducing. But when our pets become ill we become worried and stressed as parents do when their kids get sick. Sometimes our dogs just join our family without us knowing where they have come from, who their parents are and how long would we’ll be with them. The longer we have them as company, the more we are attached to them em...

Broken Arrow Pet Care: Should I Declaw My Cat?

Broken Arrow Pet Care: Should I Declaw My Cat?

Should I declaw my cat? As a cat owner in Broken Arrow, it is your option to have your cat declawed or not. But before deciding to have your kitty’s claws removed, make sure to consider the reason(s) for declawing as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure. What is declawing? Declawing is a surgical procedure done to remove an animal’s claws by amputation of all or part of th...

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