The ticks are back in 2014, and it’s a no-doubter. You’d think that ticks would have taken a beating during the winter of 2013-14, but that has simply not been the case. Ticks have an incredible ability to dive and dig below the frost line when it’s cold, and then emerge even during the most

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A 6 year old female-spayed Collie presented to me in September of 2013 with a growth in the mouth, right out in front of the left incisors. It didn’t respond to initial antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy, so surgery was scheduled to get a biopsy. The result: Acanthamatous amelobastoma From IDEXX Laboratories: Oral mucosa: The submucosa

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You know how most cats won’t take a pill even if you bury it in fillet mignon? And what’s up with cats who turn their nose up to variety after variety of premium cat foods? Some of these feline princes and princesses act like they own the world when it comes to the food they

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The best parasite prevention is the one that is present when the parasite shows up. If a heartworm preventive treatment is 100% effective, but is not given at when needed and on time, heartworm disease is a risk. We’ve discussed ProHeart6 in the past. ProHeart6 is the injectable heartworm preventive that protects dogs for 6

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All of us mammals were born with two eyes, and when something goes wrong with one of them, help should be sought. We see a variety of eye abnormalities in companion animal medicine. Here are some examples… The most common eye trouble that we see is the corneal ulcer. When something injures/scratches the cornea, the

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Stepping into our blog spotlight today is… our microscope. Nearly all of us have used a microscope at some point in our lives. For most it was during a high school biology class. You may have seen an amoeba or plant cells or something in between. If you were fortunate enough to have a toy

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With Christmas and New Year’s Day smack dab in the middle of the week in this 2013, we want you to be aware of our altered office hours so you can prepare as best as possible for the preventive things and also be aware of when we will not be available. To ensure the merriest

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