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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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Heavy Breathing or Panting in Cats

Heavy Breathing or Panting in Cats

While you will commonly see dogs pant to cool themselves down, in cats heavy breathing is much less commonplace and can be an indicator of a developing health issue in your feline friend. Here, our Avon vets share some of the reasons your cat may be breathing heavily (or panting) and when to seek veterinary care for your kitty.

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How to Recognize and Treat Heat Stroke in Dogs

How to Recognize and Treat Heat Stroke in Dogs

Spending a lot of time in the sun with your pup? Be sure to know the signs of heatstroke in dogs and what to do if you think your dog is experiencing heatstroke. Today, our vets at Animal General share the symptoms of this potentially fatal condition and tips for how to prevent heatstroke in your dog.

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ACL Surgery for Dogs

ACL Surgery for Dogs

A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is often referred to as the dog's ACL or 'cruciate'. This connective tissue joins the thigh bone to the shin bone and can become torn or injured. Today, our Avon vets explain the surgeries used to treat a torn ACL in dogs.

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