Archives: Dog Care

  • Cataracts

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    The lens of the eye focuses light on the the back of the eye (retina). The retina is where vision occurs. If the lens in the eye becomes opaque or … Read More »

  • Luxating Patella

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    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 … Read More »

  • Mange Mites

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    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 … Read More »

  • Canine Distemper

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    Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease of dogs and other animals such as raccoons, skunks, and ferrets. It is seen worldwide, but is more common in areas where vaccine … Read More »

  • Rabies

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    Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm blooded animals, including cats, dogs, and people. It occurs in every continent except Australia and Antarctica. There are a few … Read More »

  • Fleas: Tiny Monsters

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    Fleas!!!! They are horrible pests we battle year round in this southern climate. They are wingless insects smaller than sesame seeds that feed on the blood of animals. It’s also … Read More »

  • Spay & Neuter (PLEASE!!!)

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    There are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. It is better for your pet’s health and behavior in the long run. It also helps reduce the overpopulation crisis, … Read More »

  • Heat Stroke

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    Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition we frequently see at Effingham Animal Hospital during the late spring, summer, and early fall months. Dogs cannot sweat like people do, just a … Read More »

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