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Rethinking Pets for Presents

December 15, 2018

The thought of a cuddly puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree may be tempting, but think twice before giving a pet as a present. The months following the holidays are often the busiest time for shelters as new pet owners grow weary of their Christmas gifts and the unexpected demands they require. Some shelters estimate that 50 percent of pets given as gifts end up abandoned.

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December Case of the Month

December 14, 2018

Jasmine,  an 18 month old domestic short hair cat presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for not eating or drinking for several days.  Jasmine’s mom noticed that she was playing with the Christmas ornaments several days ago. 

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November Case of the Month

November 26, 2018

Shadow, a 6 year old male neutered domestic shorthair cat presented to SPH for trouble swallowing.  Shadow is not acting himself and not eating normally. A new kitten was introduced into the home in the last 2 months. 

 

Physical Exam:

On exam, Shadow has a normal heart rate and respiratory rate.  Several oral ulcers were found on the back of the tongue.  No foreign objects were found in the mouth.  He had clear nasal discharge. 

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Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heartworm can have devastating consequences for your pet, including death. It is especially tragic when dogs and cats succumb to heartworm disease when it’s entirely preventable. Now that warm weather is finally here, your dog or cat has a much greater likelihood of acquiring heartworm just by being outside since the most common route of transmission is a bite from an infected mosquito. 

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April Case of the Month

Chloe, a 12 year old female golden retriever presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for lethargy and appetite loss. Chloe was in heat about 4 weeks prior to presentation. On examination, Chloe had a high fever and very painful belly when touched.

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Pet Poison Prevention: Are You Ready for Spring?

It can be scary when your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, especially when you didn’t see what he licked or swallowed. To help raise awareness of the issue and prevent illness or fatality in pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association named the third week in March Pet Poison Prevention Week. Below are some hazards you should be especially aware of this time of year.

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