Pet News - Dogs

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Ur-ine Trouble!

Categories: Cats, Dogs

There is one thing male cats all have in common – they are at a higher risk of developing a urinary blockage.Urinary blockages are caused by a few things: crystals, stones, mucus, and blood clots. Crystals and stones usually develop due to poor diet or litter choice; whereas, mucus and blood clots are products of…

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The ‘Tooth’ About Bad Breath

Categories: Cats, Dogs

All animal lovers have gotten kisses from a dog/cat with nasty breath at some point in their lives. Personally, I always feel bad turning away from them while they’re trying to show affection, but when their breath smells like the rear end of a horse there’s really no other option. Today, we’ll dive into why…

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Not So “Hot” Spots

Categories: Cats, Dogs

Pop Quiz! What is it called when your pet has a red, raw patch of skin that they lick and bite constantly? You guessed it! Hot spots. Hot spots are not necessarily the problem themselves, but more so a symptom of a problem. They’re caused by an animal licking and chewing at their skin usually…

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Wait…. Is That Coffee??

Categories: Cats, Dogs

Does your pet ever shake their head and scratch their ears incessantly? Do their ears look like they’re full of coffee grounds or crusty scabs? Is there a strong smell coming from the ears? If you answered yes to any of those questions, your loved one may be suffering from ear mites. Ear mites are…

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When the poop squirms

Categories: Cats, Dogs

What does a blade of grass, a stick, and a flea all have in common? All 3, along with many other things, can be carriers for intestinal parasites. Intestinal worms come in all different shapes and sizes but one thing never changes – they all want to steal nutrients from your furry friend. Worms like…

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Ditch the Itch!

Categories: Cats, Dogs

A lot of people have used the phrase “That mangy dog!” but little know where it actually comes from. Today’s the day we find out! A dogs’ itch can be caused by many different things; the 2 most common are allergies, environmental or food related, and external parasites. The focus of this post will be…

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Scoot, scoot, scootin’ to the vet

Categories: Cats, Dogs

Show of hands if you’ve laughed while watching a dog scoot its bum across the floor.                      A scooting pooch actually isn’t something to laugh at; they could possibly have a serious issue going on that you may not be aware of. There are a couple reasons why a dog scoots – worms or…

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Something exciting is on the horizon….

Categories: Cats, Dogs

The team here at Clearbrook Animal Hospital is dedicated to pet health and their overall well-being; therefore, we have created a space for us to share our knowledge and expertise to help owners stay informed of the signs and symptoms of common issues their pets may face. This blog will not only help owners understand…

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