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Canine Christmas Characters

Canine Christmas Characters                 Merry Christmas!  I thought we would take a break from my normal educational blog to have a lighthearted look at some of our favorite canine Christmas characters Read More

Essential Oils and Your Cat

Essential Oils and Your Cat                 Our Patton vets get questions from time to time about using essential oils in their homes or on their pets.  While some oils are safe, Read More

Leptospirosis in Dogs: Symptoms and Prevention

Leptospirosis in Dogs Leptospirosis is caused by several strains of bacteria which are spread in the urine of animals such as rats, raccoons and skunks.  Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease meaning Read More

Is Coconut Oil Good for my Pet?

Is Coconut Oil Good for my Pet?                 Coconut oil has been quite the rage as a cure-all for various ailments in people for some time. Are there any health benefits Read More

Flea and Tick-borne Illnesses in Cats

Flea and Tick-Borne Illnesses in Cats                 Even though it is fall and we have already had one significant snowfall, we are still seeing patients with fleas and ticks at Patton Read More

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets This Thanksgiving

Keep Pets Safe this Thanksgiving                 This week we celebrate Thanksgiving, remembering everything for which we are grateful with family and friends, recalling the Pilgrims first harvest and, of course, eating Read More

Are Peaceful Pedicures Possible for Pets?

Making Nail Trims Less Stressful For Pets                 We all know that most cats and dogs—my own included—do not enjoy nail trims.  But for most, periodic nail trims are a necessity.  Read More

Toxoplasmosis: A Zoonotic Disease

Toxoplasmosis                 While many illnesses are species specific, there are multiple diseases that can be shared between animals and people.  These are known as zoonotic diseases.  One such zoonotic disease is Read More

The Benefits of Pumpkin for Pets

Have some Halloween fun with your pet: Share some Pumpkin!                 Pumpkin is popular this time of year as we enjoy Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkin pie. But, did you know pumpkin Read More

Could Insects be the Next Protein Source in Pet Foods?

Could Insects be the Next Protein Source in Pet Foods?                 While the thought of eating insects still creeps out most of us in the Western world, many indigenous peoples and Read More

It's National Veterinary Technician Week!

Help Patton Veterinary Hospital Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week!                 October 14-20, 2018 marks National Veterinary Technician Week celebrating Veterinary Nursing in Action.  Patton Veterinary Hospital wants to take this opportunity Read More

Tips for Housebreaking Your Puppy

Housetraining Tips for Your Puppy                 We have been loving all the new puppies at Patton lately! With a new puppy comes the sometimes frustrating responsibility of teaching your pup to Read More

What Should You Do if Your Pet Has a Seizure?

The Hippie Hippie Shakes: What Happens When Your Pet Has a Seizure? Seizures are one of the scariest things to witness.  Most are shorter than they seem, and not life threatening, Read More

What Should You Do if Your Pet Eats Something Toxic?

Help! My Pet Ate Something Toxic!                 Swallowing a toxic substance is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the vet. But what can you do if your Read More

Vitamin A Deficiency in Insect-Eating Lizards

Vitamin A Deficiency in Lizards                 Several species of captive lizards that eat a diet consisting of only insects may be prone to a deficiency of vitamin A which can lead Read More

Remembering 9/11: Search and Rescue Dogs

Remembering the Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001                 For many of us, the events of 9/11/01 evoke sadness for those thousands of lives lost that day, but also a sense of Read More

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