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Spay and Neuter Please

When you spay and neuter your pets there are many benefits. It is better for your pet's health and behavior in the long run. It also helps reduce the overpopulation crisis, a nationwide problem more predominant in the southern states. Keep in the mind, the hundreds of rescue groups that have been established are a…
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Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia is a deformity of the hip that occurs during growth. The hip joint is a "ball and socket" joint. The head of the femur (ball) and concave area it goes into on the pelvis(socket or acetabulum)have to grow at equal rates. When they don't, it creates a looseness in the joint, which allows…
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Skin Mites

There are two types of mites that cause skin disease in dogs. It is important to determine which mite is present to determine treatment and prognosis. This is done by taking a skin and hair sample and evaluating it microscopically. Demodectic mange (often called "demodex" or "red mange") is most commonly diagnosed. It is caused…
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Luxating Patella

Patella is another word for the kneecap. Luxating means out of place or dislocated. A luxating patella is a kneecap that doesn't stay where it's supposed to. The medial luxating patella or "trick knee" is a condition seen very commonly in small and toy breed dogs. It is congenital, which means they are born with…
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