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Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? Grape and raisin toxicity in dogs is well documented. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) are bad for dogs because one of the most serious compli...

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world but only causes symptoms in 5-10% of affected dogs. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group. When infection leads to disease in dogs, the dominant clinical feature is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. There may also be a lack of appetite and depressi...

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat in Dogs

What is bloat in dogs? Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as “bloat,” “stomach torsion,” or “twisted stomach.” Bloat is an extremely serious condition, and should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. There are no home remedies for bloat, therefore dog owners must contact their veterinarians immediately if they suspect that the...

5 Tips for Healthy Pets

5 Tips for Healthy Pets

Preventive Pet Health Care Can Make a Difference Our pets tend to give us the silent treatment when it comes to their health. Because they are unable to tell us when they have an ache or a pain, it’s up to us to look for tell-tale signs that may indicate an issue. Simple routine care measures can help maintain your companion’s well-being and help to promote a long and healthy life. 1. Bi-Annu...

Winter Pet Safety Tips – Broken Arrow Veterinarians

Winter Pet Safety Tips – Broken Arrow Veterinarians

  Winter has finally arrived here in Broken Arrow and when the temperatures plunge, the components can be fairly dangerous for cats and dogs. It is necessary to practice winter pet safety.   Here are 9 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe and Warm this Winter 1. Keep Pets Indoors – The best prescription for winter’s troubles is to keep your pet dog or cat inside with you and your fam...

Buying Puppies Tips from Your Broken Arrow Veterinarian

Buying Puppies Tips from Your Broken Arrow Veterinarian

The Most Important Questions To Ask The Breeder Buying a new pedigree puppy requires a large investment of time, money and research in order to get things right, and ensure that you buy a healthy, viable puppy that is a good fit for you and your family. Once you have decided what breed or type of puppy you wish to buy, the hard work really begins! Even between pedigree puppies of the same breed, ...

Cat and Dog Dental Cleaning Broken Arrow OK

Cat and Dog Dental Cleaning Broken Arrow OK

What Is a Dental Cleaning? During a dental cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth, and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed. A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. Anesthesia keeps your pet free of pain during the dental procedure and allows your vet...

Dog Paw Safety Broken Arrow OK

Dog Paw Safety Broken Arrow OK

Summertime presents its own unique set of dangers to your pup’s paw pads?   The summer can be very hard on dog’s paw pads. Here are some great dog paw safety tips. From PetPlace.com Common Causes of Summer Paw Pad Injuries in Dogs yellow dog paw and human hand shaking, friendship Hot Surfaces – Outdoor surfaces can reach blazing temperatures quickly under the summer sun. Your...

Myths About Dog Food Allergies

Myths About Dog Food Allergies

Canine allergies are things we need to get ourselves aware of for the benefit of our dog’s health. In fact, more and more dogs suffer each year because of allergies and only a few gets treated properly due to lack of awareness on the owners part. And, just like humans, dogs can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognize certain everyday substances as dangerous. Henc...

Dog Teeth Cleaning Broken Arrow OK

Dog Teeth Cleaning Broken Arrow OK

A professional dental cleaning is required to remove plaque and tartar from a dog’s teeth and to assess the health of the mouth.  Dog teeth cleaning requires  that the dog be under anesthesia.  Village Vet routinely performs dental cleanings and suggests your pet have it’s teeth checked each year as part of it’s annual pet exam. From Vetstreet It’s estimated that 85 percen...

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