Cat and Dog eating and drinking Santa's cookies and milk. How to protect your pets from holiday hazards.

The holidays are often a time of coming together with friends and family to celebrate. Keeping your pets safe during the holiday season can be challenging with extra busy schedules and changing routines. The holidays usually increase the accessibility to “Human” food and drinks that may be hazardous to your pets. Did you know that in addition…

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Did you realize that 62% of dogs between 8 and 13 years of age have arthritis?  And that 20% of all cats have x-ray evidence of arthritis?  Some orthopedists believe that  osteoarthritis disease (OAD) in dogs is caused by an anatomical defect that places abnormal stress on the joints.   Wear and tear arthritis tends…

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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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veterinarian-springfield-mo-frightened-dog- July 4th Fear Free

Did you know that the 4th of July weekend is the #1 weekend for lost pets taken to shelters in Springfield, MO and nationwide? Does your dog or cat have a noise phobia and become fearful, anxious, or stressed to loud noises such as thunderstorms, fireworks, etc? Are you making their anxiety worse or better?…

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February was National Pet Dental Health Month, but your furry friend’s oral health should be a priority all year long! According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have oral disease by 3 years of age. Dr. Denise Roche, a Springfield, Mo veterinarian, and the Deerfield staff want…

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