Lots of people like to have fun during the Halloween festivities, but our pets can truly be “spooked” by all of the noises and costumes. We hope you have a wonderful time this fall but remember Halloween is a holiday with many potential dangers for our dogs and cats.

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Please join us at the Howl-o-ween dog walk and costume contest (dogs not required) today, October 22nd at 4 pm, Phelps Grove Park, 950 East Bennett.  Individual entry fees for $15.00 and Family entry fees for $25.00 will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield, serving the children of our community though projects with Delaware…

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Poet Jean Burden once said that a cat “is still only a whisker away from the wilds” and for many cat enthusiasts, this is the exact reason they love their self-sufficient felines. But for all of our professed affection for these animals, our cats aren’t seen by veterinarians nearly as often as our dogs. Is it because we value dogs more highly or are there other reasons for this inequity?

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It’s been said that “eyes are the windows to the soul” and certainly when you look into the eyes of your beloved pets, you can see the affection and loyalty reflected there. Unfortunately, some owners look deep into their pet’s eyes and see problems. When your pet’s vision is at stake, veterinary ophthalmologists stand ready to take action!

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It’s a common occurrence…pet owners expressing feelings of frustration, helplessness and even despair from a single symptom. Their pets itch and scratch, itch and scratch – and it is not a flea problem! Although this may not seem like a big deal, these owners suffer through sleepless nights as their pets scratch and chew and lick, all in an attempt to get some needed relief. If it’s not fleas…what can this common problem be?

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