Archives: General Health

  • Ticks

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    Ticks are often considered insects, but they are actually arachnids- like spiders, scorpions, and mites. They have four life stages, including: egg, 6 legged nymph, 8 legged nymph, and adult. … Read More »

  • Dental Disease

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    Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed disease in pets! 85% of cats and dogs have oral disease to some degree by the time they are four years of age. … Read More »

  • Pancreatitis

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    The pancreas is a vital organ located in the right side of the abdomen. It has two jobs: 1) to make enzymes that help in the digestion of food, and … 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 »

  • Heartworm Disease

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    Heartworms are parasites that are transmitted by mosquitoes. The mosquito picks up larval stage one (baby heartworms) from the blood of an infected dog. This develops to the third larval … Read More »

  • Allergies: ‘Tis the Season!

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    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, … Read More »

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