Even though for humans this may not seem like a stressful event for animals it can be very stressful and to them even seem life threatening. The reason why is because their feet are their means of escape and defense and when someone takes away their ability to either escape or defend themselves then high…

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Pets in Springfield are still at risk for heat stroke. Learn how to treat and prevent it. Now-a-days there is enough media warning against Heat Stroke and leaving pets and children in a hot car that most people know by now not to do it. The following chart exemplifies the temperatures of a parked car…

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Vets in Springfield know ticks are becoming an increasingly worrisome problem as average temperatures rise yearly and as white tail deer population increase. The lack of a really cold winter means that ticks do not die off completely as they otherwise would during prolonged freezing temperatures. Ticks are usually in wooded areas or un-kept grassy…

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What is Kennel Cough? Bordetella Bronchiseptica virus is a mild self-limiting upper respiratory infection that involves the trachea and bronchi of dogs of any age. It causes coughing that is commonly described as a “honking goose sound”, sneezing and nasal discharge. Severe cases may have a sore throat thus causing inappetence. How does my dog…

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