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Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is in the neck near the trachea or "windpipe". It has two lobes, one on each side. It's controlled by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. The thyroid gland controls metabolism. If it is underactive, the metabolism slows down. This is called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a…
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Allergies: ‘Tis the Season

An allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to something in the environment. Our pets can be allergic to the same things that their humans can be, including: pollens, weeds, grasses, mold spores, and dust mites. We often see "flea allergy" as well, which is not a reaction to the flea itself, but to the flea's saliva. Less…
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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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