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Paw Care for Your Pooch

  This is the time of year that we at Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital see many, many foot injuries.  The combination of ice, snow and a happy dog frolicking in the outdoors can, unfortunately, result in cracked pads, lacerations, or broken toenails.

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Toxic Flowers Springing Up Everywhere!

We all love those first few flowers of spring, but did you know that some of them can be harmful to your pet? Dogs love to dig and can easily dig up and snack on bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, narcissus, and hyacinths. Ingesting these flowers in large amounts can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. […]

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Hyperthyroidism in Senior Cats – Symptoms & Treatment

Is your cat losing weight despite a good appetite? Is your usually lazy cat suddenly more active? Restless, more vocal and waking you up at 3 am for a midnight snack? Do you find yourself filling up the water bowl more often, and emptying out the litter box a lot more? Has your senior cat developed more […]

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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure in Pets

Did you know that your senior dog or cat can suffer from high blood pressure? It’s not just a human problem! Blood pressure is the measurement of the force exerted by blood against walls of blood vessels within the body. Sustained high blood pressure is known as systemic hypertension. An animal’s blood pressure is regulated […]

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The Truth About Pet Food By-Products

By-Product: A secondary product produced in addition to the principle product, according to the AAFCO Official Publication 2008. Myth: Pet foods containing ingredients listed as “by-products” are inferior. Truth: By-products are common ingredients in both human and pet food. A by-product is simple something produced in the making of something else. By-products come from many […]

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COVID-19 Pet Advice Part 2: Managing Cats' Increased Stress Due to Changes at Home

As a veterinarian, cat lover, and cat owner, I like many, would love to believe my cats would love my constant attention, but alas cats, like us, need their space. 

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