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By What Age Should I Spay or Neuter my Large Breed Dog?

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?                 For many years veterinarians have been recommending spaying and neutering pets while they are young.  The average age was typically four to Read More

Should Cats Get Microchips, Too?

Should I Microchip My Cat?             Microchips are used for identification and sometimes for licensing dogs, but did you know your cat can also have a microchip implanted?  This is often Read More

Flea and Tick Preventatives for Dogs and Cats

It’s That Time of Year—Protect Your Pet From External Parasites                 Spring is here—sort of.  While the weather may not quite be in line, it is officially spring, and that means Read More

Did You Know Patton Veterinary Hospital is a Feline Friendly Hospital?

                 Patton Veterinary Hospital Achieves Feline Friendly Gold Status! Cats need routine veterinary care every bit as much as dogs, but, so often we do not see our feline friends unless Read More

Do Indoor Cats Really Need Vaccines?

Why do Indoor cats need vaccinations and parasite preventatives? Cats are susceptible to a variety of diseases.  While indoor cats may have less exposure to some viruses and other illnesses, there Read More

What You Need to Know About Leptospirosis in Dogs

Some States Reporting Increased Incidence of Leptospirosis in Dogs             Several states including Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have recently reported an increased number of cases of Read More

Should Veterinary Staff Resuscitate My Pet in an Emergency?

What Would I Do if the Unthinkable Happened?                 No one wants to think about their pet being in a critical medical situation, and though thankfully it does not happen often, Read More

Can Diet Play a Role in Controlling Seizures in Dogs?

Purina Launches Pro Plan Veterinary NC NeuroCare Diet             Seizures in dogs can be scary to witness and may be caused by a number of medical conditions.  One of the most Read More

Many Essential Oils May be Harmful to Pets

Are Essential Oils Safe for my Pet?             Use of natural products and essential oils is very popular right now.  Since these products are natural, they should be safe for people Read More

What is Happy Tail?

Happy Tail Syndrome                 One of the readers of Patton’s Postings recently asked how we treat the condition known as “happy tail.”  First of all, what is happy tail?  Some dogs, Read More

Pets and Grieving

Recognizing Signs of Grief in Pets                 Patton Veterinary Hospital has had several recent questions about what to do when a dog or cat appears to be grieving the loss of Read More

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca in Dogs

When a Dry Eye in the House is Not a Good Thing             Keratoconjuctivitis sicca, more commonly known as KCS or “dry eye” is a condition that can affect dogs due Read More

Patton Veterinary Hospital Celebrates Dental Health Month

Why Does My Pet Need to Have His Teeth Cleaned?             February has long been designated as Dental Health Month for pets, but dental care is an important and often overlooked Read More

The North American Veterinary Conference: Coninuing Education for Vets

Hello from Orlando! It is once again time for one of the largest veterinary conferences, the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC). Here, veterinarians from all fifty states as well as over Read More

Help Us Make Nail Trims for Your Pets Fear Free

Fear Free Nail Trims                 As many of you know, one of the most challenging procedures we perform on our pets is what should be, but rarely is a simple task—the Read More

Three Times You May be Able to Do First Aid at Home

Does My Pet Really Need to See the Vet?             All pets sometimes experience minor injuries or illnesses.  While Patton Veterinary Hospital is always happy to see your pets for any Read More

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