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Neem Oil for Pets: Is It Safe?

Have you ever heard of Neem and it’s potential to have medicinal benefits for pets?   Neem oil is extracted from the Azadirachta indica tree, which is native to tropical regions of the world.    It’s been touted to have many medicinal properties, including anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and more.   Neem oil is generally […]

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Can Dogs Have Amoxicillin?

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Do you know that there are many medications our canine (and feline) companions can take that are the same as those we humans take? Sometimes your veterinarian will dispense a product that is made just for pets and other times medications will be prescribed that the manufacturer intended for human use. The size and species […]

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Is Vitamin E Good for Dogs?

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Does your dog take any supplements as part of his health care regimen? Vitamins and minerals are found in food as nature makes it, but they are also commonly added to commercially available and home-prepared pet foods and treats. It’s most-ideal that we consume our vitamins and minerals as they are inherently found in food, […]

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How to Treat Cat Scratches at Home

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We veterinarians commonly treat our canine and feline patients for cat scratches, but people commonly suffer from the trauma associated with sharp claws. Besides discomfort and bleeding are you aware of the potential for disease transmission associated with cat scratches? You can self-treat mild feline exoriations you may experience when interacting with your or other […]

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How to Identify and Treat Ant Bites in Dogs

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Are you aware of the potenital for your canine or feline companion to incur injury secondary to being bitten or stung by insects? Bee stings are a common reason why we veterinarians treat patients on an emergency basis and often require combinations of medications to stop a hypersensitivity (“allergic”) reaction that can have severe whole […]

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