Dogs


My Dog Seems More Tired Than Usual. Help!

Many people call a veterinarian in Richmond Kentucky because their dog's seeming more tired than usual.  It’s a good idea any time you don’t know what is wrong with your pup and you notice a change in his normal routine that you do call your vet and make sure nothing is wrong.  It is better to be reassured everything is fine than waiting and allowing a serious problem to get worse.

Lethargy In Dogs

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Intestinal Parasites in Dogs

Intestinal parasites in dogs can cause a variety of health problems including death if they are left untreated.  Most of the worms dogs get can also be transmitted to humans.  Here are some facts about intestinal parasites in dogs, the symptoms they create and what to do about intestinal parasites if you think your dog has them.

 


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Dental Health in Dogs

Part of good dog care includes regular dental cleaning and self exams.  Your puppy will be healthier and experience less oral pain if you regularly care for his or her teeth.  Here are a few suggestions to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy.


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My Pets Breath Stinks!! What do I do?

Good health for your dog and cat often starts at…well, the beginning. That is your pet’s mouth. Often the first time the pet owner really thinks about the mouth is when they get a good whiff of their dog or cat’s breath. It can be anything from a slightly gamey smell, to a sour smell, to a terrible sewer-like smell.


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What Causes Kidney Disease in Dogs?

A kidney breakdown is a frightening thing. As you may remember from biology class, kidneys filter out substances the body can’t use and release it as urine. They also help control blood pressure and maintain healthy levels of hydration, salts, and acids in the body.

Basically, having at least one healthy kidney is essential to having a healthy and well-functioning body.


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How To Care For A Diabetic Pet

You may have not known that your dog or cat could even get diabetes. But they can, and veterinarians are seeing more and more of it due to diet and sedentary lifestyles in our dogs and cats.

The good news is, early detection means diabetes is treatable. However, like many diseases, it can require some serious lifestyle changes.


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How to Choose the Right Treats for Your Dog

There are many types of “treats,” like praise and playing together. But, let’s face it, when most pet owners think about treats, they’re thinking about the food kind. It’s fun to see that look of delight on your pup’s face when you offer something tasty!


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What is Giardia?

It’s possible you’re not familiar with this nasty parasite or think it’s limited to foreign countries. However, giardia is a common intestinal parasite throughout the U.S. as well as abroad. Mud puddles, unclean rivers, even contaminated grass can all spread this infection.


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