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Heartworm Awareness Month

April 01, 2020

April is Heartworm Awareness Month! We know, heartworms may not be the most pleasant thing to discuss. It’s much more fun to talk about Fido’s puppyhood antics or his love of treats. However, keeping your beloved pet protected from heartworms is very important. A Greater Cincinnati vet discusses heartworms below. Basics Heartworms are parasitic worms that infest dogs’ hearts, lungs, and arteries. They are in larval form at the time of infestation. It usually takes … Read More »

COVID-19 Shelter in Place Mandate

March 23, 2020

Veterinarians have been deemed an “essential profession” during this state of emergency. This means that we will NOT close our doors even while the “shelter in place” order is in effect, unless our doctors or staff become sick with the virus and are required to self-isolate. However, in order to keep operating within the parameters of the emergency orders set forth by the governor, we must make some changes to our practices. We ask for … Read More »

Elective Surgery in Veterinary Practices

March 16, 2020

Clermont Animal Hospital will continue to perform elective surgery during this time as long as it does not interfere with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply.  We wash, re-sterilize and reuse all of our gowns, and our caps/masks can be reused unless contaminated.  We also have a supply of sterile gloves that can no longer be used in human medicine because of changes in hypoallergenic requirements–these limitations do NOT apply to our animal patients.  Thus, … Read More »

And Meow, a Word About Litterboxes

March 15, 2020

Did you know that cats are now more popular than dogs in many places? Kitties certainly are purrfect little pets. They’re not only absolutely adorable, they are also cuddly, playful, and clean. And, because Fluffy uses a litterbox, you don’t have to walk her. A Greater Cincinnati vet discusses litterboxes below. Choosing Products Picking a litterbox isn’t exactly rocket science, but there are things to keep in mind. If Fluffy is a senior, she may … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Could your dog’s food be causing heart disease?

March 11, 2020

The FDA and the scientific veterinary community have been examining a connection between Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and certain BEG diets. The recently coined term “BEG diets” refers to boutique diets with exotic ingredients, and/or grain-free diets. DCM is a life-threatening condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and weakened so that it is progressively less able to pump blood through the body. Currently, it is not well understood why some dogs develop DCM, but most dogs with … Read More »

Caring for a Pet Skunk

March 01, 2020

Did you know that domestic skunks are becoming quite popular pets? These guys can actually make fun and charming animal companions. And yes, having a lap skunk is as cute as it sounds. However, you’ll definitely want to do some research before adopting one. Here, a local Greater Cincinnati vet offers some advice on skunk care. Understand The Laws The laws on skunk ownership vary widely from state to state. Your city, county, or HOA … Read More »

Senior Dog Care

February 15, 2020

Did you know that dogs age at different rates? Fido’s size has a lot to do with when he will become a senior. Big dogs can enter their golden years as young as age six, while small dogs may not become seniors until they are 10 or even older. However, no matter how big your canine buddy is, he will definitely benefit from some extra TLC as he ages. Read on as a Greater Cincinnati … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

5 Ways To Pamper A Bunny

February 01, 2020

Have you ever seen your rabbit do a binky? A binky is basically a rabbit happy dance, and it’s something bunnies do when they are feeling cheerful and content. It’s kind of like the equivalent of Fluffy purring or Fido wagging his tail. What’s the best way to score a binkie? Read on! A Greater Cincinnati vet lists some great ways to pamper a rabbit in this article. Big Cage Floppy will spend a lot … Read More »

Posted in General

Dog Training Mistakes

January 15, 2020

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists some common dog training mistakes. Inconsistency There are many schools of thought when it comes to dog training. You can opt to go with clicker training, or stick to more basic options. Each method has … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

January 01, 2020

Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at some of the important benefits of nutrition for your pet. Skin and Fur Health Did you know that a pet … Read More »

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