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  • 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
  • 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


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