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Fun and Useful Facts About Ferrets

Fabulous Ferrets                 Ferrets can be a lot of fun to own as pets though there are some things one should know before buying or adopting one.  Ferrets need annual vaccines—ferrets are Read More

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Why Should I Spay or Neuter my Pet?                 Besides the obvious attempt to reduce pet overpopulation, why do vets and shelters always advocate for spaying and neutering pets?  Intact pets Read More

How to Remove Skunk Odor

Skunked!                 No odor is more recognized, more nose-wrinkling or more difficult to wash away than that of skunk spray.  Skunks spray when threatened and can aim their foul-smelling liquid defense Read More

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism in Dogs                 Last week we discussed hyperthyroidism in cats.  Dogs have the opposite problem which is hypothyroidism or low amounts of circulating thyroid hormone.  The thyroid gland produces hormones Read More

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism in Cats                 One of the most common illnesses seen in senior cats at Patton Veterinary Hospital is hyperthyroidism.  But what exactly is this disease, and what can be done Read More

Common Questions About Kittens

Top Three Questions from New Kitten Owners                 We see lots of new kittens at Patton, particularly in the summer.  If you are a first time kitten owner, you may have Read More

Common Causes of Feline House Soiling

Why Isn’t my Cat Using Her Litter Box?                 One of the most frequent and most frustrating reasons for owners to bring their cat to the vet is for urinating (and Read More

Safe Chew Toys and Treats for Dogs

What Can I Give My Dog To Satisfy His Chewing Needs?                  Most dogs love to chew, and there is no shortage of product to try to satisfy this basal urge Read More

Sunscreen Options for Pets

Does My Pet Need Sunscreen?                 Long summer days increase the risk for sunburn in people.  Did you know that dogs and cats can be prone to sunburn, too?  Those pets Read More

Blue-Green Algae Can be Fatal to Pets

Beware:  Toxic Algae May Harm Pets                 If you have a pond in your backyard or hike with your dog in areas where there are standing bodies of water, beware of Read More

Anti-Anxiety Medications Can Reduce Fear in Pets Prior to Veterinary Visits

Low Stress Veterinary Visits: the Benefits of Anti-Anxiety Medications             Patton Veterinary Hospital is working towards Fear Free Certification which means that we are striving to make changes so a visit Read More

Hazardous Creatures--Summer Hazards Part 2

Summer Hazards Part 2                 It's getting hot out there!   June 21 marks the official first day of summer, and while we are all ready to enjoy the warm weather, Read More

Three Things That Could Harm Your Pet This Summer

Summer Hazards Part 1      The heat is on!  Summer officially arrives June 21, and while we are all ready to enjoy the warm weather, there are some things that could Read More

Grain-Free Diets Linked to Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Some Golden Retrievers

Could a Grain-Free Diet Be Bad for Your Golden?                 Grain-free diets for pets are quite popular these days.  And while they are typically good quality diets, dogs are omnivores eating Read More

Five myths about mosquitos and heartworm disease in pets

Mosquito Myths        Warm, humid weather has arrived and so soon will those annoying mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes carry numerous types of illnesses infecting both humans and animals, but the one we worry Read More

World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day-Help Protect Turtles May 23, 2018 has been designated World Turtle Day.  Did you know that turtle and tortoise habitats are disappearing around the world?  While turtles can make Read More

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