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Our Avon veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy.

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Common Conditions Found At A Puppy or Kitten's First Appointment

Common Conditions Found At A Puppy or Kitten's First Appointment

The first visit to your veterinarian is an incredibly important one for the lifelong health and well-being of your puppy or kitten. Here, our Avon vets explain our preventive care priorities at your young pet's first appointment as well as some of the common conditions we will examine them for.

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Routine Vet Exams: Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

Routine Vet Exams: Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

During a routine exam, your veterinarian will check your pet for the signs of symptoms of illness, internal damage and conditions that require diagnosis and treatment. Here, our Avon vets explain why routinely scheduled veterinary checkup appointments are important.

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Cat Dental Health: What Every Owner Should Know About Cats Dental Hygiene

Cat Dental Health: What Every Owner Should Know About Cats Dental Hygiene

Dental health issues can be just as painful for your cat as they are in people. In fact, tooth and mouth pain may even cause your cat to be resistant to eating properly each day. Here, our Avon vets explain how to best keep your cat's mouth clean and healthy.

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Dog Teeth Cleaning & Dental Exams

Dog Teeth Cleaning & Dental Exams

Gum disease and tooth decay can be just as much of an issue for our dogs as they are for us. Because of this, caring for your dog's teeth is a critical element in caring for your pup's overall health. Here, our Avon vets explain how to keep your dog's mouth clean and their oral health in tip-top shape.

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Dogs Eating Grass: Why Do They Do It And Is It Safe?

Dogs Eating Grass: Why Do They Do It And Is It Safe?

It's no secret that dogs like to eat grass or other plants. But you may not know whether or not this is an okay, or even safe, thing for them to do. Here, our Avon vets fill you in on whether or not you should let your dog eat grass and what may be the cause. 

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What Fruits Are Safe For My Dog And What Isn't Safe?

What Fruits Are Safe For My Dog And What Isn't Safe?

Our vets at Animal General know that pet owners are always looking for new, exciting treats to give their furry friends, and fruit can be a healthy alternative to the more processed treats on the pet store shelves. It can be difficult for pet owners to know which fruits are safe to feed their dog, and which foods are off-limits, so our Avon vets are here to help. 

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Labored Breathing in Dogs and Cats

Labored Breathing in Dogs and Cats

Your dog or cat may be panting, but that isn't the same thing as labored breathing. Labored breathing actually means that your pet is struggling to breathe properly. Here, our Avon vets explain what labored breathing is in cats and dogs and what to do if your pet is showing signs of labored breathing.

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care & What to Do When They Do

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care & What to Do When They Do

While it may come as a surprise, it isn't always clear when your pet requires urgent emergency care. Here, our Avon vets share some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate it's time to bring your pet into your vet hospital or closes an emergency treatment center for urgent care. 

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Why is My Cat Limping All of a Sudden

Why is My Cat Limping All of a Sudden

Here, our Avon veterinary team speaks about the reasons why your cat may be limping, when you should bring them into your vet and symptoms to keep an eye out for. 

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Common Dental Problems For Cats

Common Dental Problems For Cats

Your cat needs dental care just as much as you do because they can develop serious dental conditions throughout their life that can lead to discomfort and pain. Here, our Avon veterinary team explains how to identify dental disease in your cat, a few common examples of oral health issues your cat may experience. 

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