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Halloween Hazards

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s filled with excitement, creativity, and chocolate. Who could ask for anything more? Do you know what was more terrifying than binging on scary movies and gaining 10 lbs from overindulgence: An ER Trip to the Vet! We all...

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The Tale of the Zombie Tick

Could there be anything more frightening than the Wicked Witch of the West? Hold onto your "Toto" because the fact that we live in an area endemic for numerous tick borne diseases should send shivers up your spine. The most commonly encountered tick borne diseases in...

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Celebrating Longwood Veterinary Technicians

Longwood Vet Center has around twenty veterinary technicians on staff. Here are some fun facts that recognize all their hard work and passion. Experience ranges from 20+ years to 1 year. Lisa, Val, Dawn and Laura have been at Longwood Vet the longest – since they...

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Trading a Cape for a Stethoscope

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week National Veterinary Technician Week is Sunday, October 15th through Saturday, October 21st. Join us in showing gratitude to our wonderful Longwood nurses and thanking them for all they do to support our hospital. This month's...

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When Disaster Strikes!

Each year the United States is faced with natural disasters. Certain parts of our country are more prone to earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or wildfires. Sometimes residents of these areas are able to prepare ahead of time for these events. However, disasters often...

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Meet Longwood Vet Nurse: Aaliyah

Aaliyah worked in the veterinary field for 16 years before joining the Longwood team in January of 2010. She graduated from Delaware State University with her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Science in 2000. She does a variety of jobs in the hospital, providing...

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Disaster Preparedness

NATURE AND LIFE HAVE FURY DAYS Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, terrorism… Devastating natural and man-made disasters can ravage our lives. No one is exempt from the possibility of being personally affected. You need to prepare for yourself and for...

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Solar Eclipse and Pets

Are you concerned about your pets and the upcoming solar eclipse? Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), Academy of Veterinary Nutrition recommends that although the chances of pets looking directly at the sun are minimal,...

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Behavioral Problems in Cats

Understanding cats has been an unsolved mystery, but now the cat’s out of the bag. All feline-fanatics know that cats have their unique quirks, however, there are also many undiagnosed behavioral problems in both kittens and adult cats, alike. So, is your cat simply...

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WARNING: Canine Influenza Virus

Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated...

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Vacation Planning Tips for Dogs with Motion Sickness

A dog with motion sickness can present many (travel) challenges, especially when you’re planning a summer road trip. However, a pup with motion sickness shouldn’t keep everyone from enjoying a family vacation together! Symptoms of motion sickness may include...

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7 Tips to Protect Your Pets in the Summer Sun

Summer is officially here – and so are higher temps. Since we live in a climate that tends to be in the mid to upper 80’s throughout June, July, and August, we must always be aware the affect that summer weather has on our pets. To do so, here are 7 tips to keep your...

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The Top Pet Names for 2016

Did you know?? Picking a great name can enhance your relationship with your pet as well as increase their attentiveness and communication skills. This is why picking the right name for your pet is so very important. In recent years, the top-ranking human names have...

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The Good, the Bad, the Green

Embrace the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick's Day with all things green. However, while you may want to wear it to keep from getting pinched, be mindful if you share green foods with your four-legged friends, as many can be toxic. To learn which are potentially...

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10 Reasons Pets Make the Best Valentine Dates

Does your Valentine have four legs and a furry coat? Not to worry. You aren’t the only one celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet. After all, studies report that 1 in 5 people admit that they would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their pet instead of their...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

With the New Year comes new beginnings and resolutions. Here are a few resolutions you can adopt to help ensure a happy and healthy year for your pets too! Measure Serving Sizes Just like humans, approximately 50 percent of pets are overweight. When feeding your pet,...

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Pet Approved Christmas Gifts

Are you like Santa and checking off that naughty and nice list? If your furry friend made the nice list, or at least the “he’s not getting coal list”, we’ve got a few gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a little easier. New Collar and Leash Stuff your pet’s...

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Creating a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

The Christmas season isn’t complete without a beautifully decorated home. When decorating the Christmas tree this year, pet proof your home and create a pet friendly Christmas tree. Here are a few tips for keeping your tree festive and your pets safe. Choose an...

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