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Lifestyles of the Healthy and Protected

What type of lifestyle does your dog have? Is he a social butterfly, an explorer, a tick magnet, or all three? Be sure to discuss your pet’s lifestyle with your veterinarian in order to determine the vaccinations your pet needs to stay healthy.

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Does My Indoor Cat Really Need a Rabies Vaccine?

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced, “September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about the burden of rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts...

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Featured Employee: Dr. Kim Knipe, VMD

“I have loved animals from day one! Luckily, my parents did too and I grew up on a farm with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens. It all came together with my love of biology.”

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This Puppy Loves Pet Insurance

After his initial exam and a recommendation, Hank, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was signed up for Nationwide pet insurance by his owners. At 7 months old, he was diagnosed with a dental tumor.

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Keeping Your Cat Content: How to Get Your Cat to their LVC Vet

If your cat has significant fear and anxiety at the veterinarian, making them too difficult to safely transport or examine, we will recommend you give a dose of anti-anxiety medication prior to their visit. Signs of stress during travel include vocalization, frantic clawing to get out, and soiling of the carrier. Please let your veterinarian know if any of these signs are present in your cat.

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Heartbreaking Diet Risk: Suspected Rise of Heart Disease in Pets Eating a Grain-Free Diet

Longwood Veterinary Center’s cardiologist Dr. Megan King VMD, DACVIM has diagnosed multiple dogs with significant cardiac changes in the past month that have been documented to be taurine deficiency related to a grain-free diet. There is no proof that grain free is better, we do have proof that it can cause significant heart issues. Please recommend your pet parents switch to a more traditional, non-grain free diet.”

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Summer Pet Hazards

Longwood Veterinary Center wants you to consider the impact of summer heat, ticks, salt water, slug and snail bait, ice cubes, flea and tick products, bee stings, choking hazards from the family barbecue, and fireworks on pets for a safe and happy summer!

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Do Dogs Dream?

Scientists monitor sleep cycles using specialized equipment and have determined that dogs experience REM sleep. This sleep stage is required to experience dreams! Scientists believe most vertebrates dream on a regular basis.

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Pet Emergency Signs

Knowing the signs of a pet emergency is especially difficult when analyzing the behavior of animals who cannot talk. If your pet shows any of these signs, seek help immediately!

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Meet Stella, Our New Heartworm Patient

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, we thought we would take the opportunity for you to meet one of our new patients, Stella. Stella is a five year old female Labrador Retriever that was recently adopted by her new owners. She is a retired breeding dog from...

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

During the month of April, we celebrate National Heartworm Awareness Month and work to educate pet owners on the prevention of heartworm disease! Heartworm disease is not to be taken lightly as it can lead to irreversible lung disease and death if untreated. Today's...

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Keeping Your Cat Content Part 2: Litter Box 101

Normally kittens are relatively easy to “potty train”. However, if litter box issues arise it is best to address them quickly in order to minimize the possibility of an occasional "accident" outside the box from becoming a habit. In this second installment of the...

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Multi-Part Series Blog: Keeping Your Cat Content

First Step: Basic Items Needed for the Purrfect Environment For the safety and longevity of your pet, most veterinary experts recommend keeping your cat inside if possible. With that being said, we understand keeping your cat strictly indoors poses some unique...

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Potential Toxins and your Cat

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the following are among the most frequently identified causes of feline poisoning: Insecticides that are used on lawns and gardens Rodenticides, which are used to kill rats and mice...

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