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General Health

Getting Your Hens to Use Nest Boxes

July 01, 2020

Have you recently started keeping chickens? Having fresh eggs available is a great perk! However, you may find that your feathered friends don’t always cooperate when it comes to where they lay their eggs. Some hens will leave eggs almost anywhere except the nesting box, making Easter egg hunts a daily task for their owners. A Greater Cincinnati veterinarian offers some tips on solving this issue below. Proper Setup First and foremost, make sure that … Read More »

Animal Disaster Preparation Day

May 01, 2020

May 9th is Animal Disaster Preparation Day. Of course, many of us have learned a lot about preparation lately. However, even with the coronavirus dominating the news, it’s important to be ready for other issues, such as fires and floods. Here, a Greater Cincinnati vet offers a few pointers on animal disaster preparation. Carrier If you don’t have a travel carrier for your pet, this is the time to get one. For dogs or cats, … Read More »

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 »

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 »

Warning Signs of Dental Issues In Dogs

November 15, 2019

Have you had your dog’s teeth checked lately? If not, you may want to get Fido’s choppers examined. Dental issues are actually extremely common in our canine pals. Just like people, dogs can be afflicted with painful and potentially-dangerous dental issues, such as gum disease, abscesses, misalignments, and cracked or broken teeth. Of course, your cute pet can’t tell you if his teeth hurt, so it’s important for you to watch for red flags. Read … Read More »

Caring For a Lemur

November 01, 2019

Are you planning to adopt a lemur? Lemurs are cute and fluffy, and can make adorable pets. However, there are many things to consider before adopting one. Here, a Clermont County vet discusses lemur care. Basics Native to Madagascar, lemurs are one of the smaller primates. In fact, the Madame’s Berthe mouse lemur is the smallest primate in the world! Ring-tailed lemurs are most commonly kept as pets. Legalities Make sure you understand the laws … Read More »

Helping Your Pet Recover From Surgery

October 01, 2019

Is your pet having a surgical procedure done? Modern veterinary medicine now offers options for treating a vast array of medical issues. It’s wonderful to be able to help pets overcome illness and injury. However, we know that it can be nerve-wracking to know that your furry best friend is having an operation. Here, a Clermont County vet discusses helping pets recover from surgery. Offer A Quiet Area Your furry pal will need lots of … Read More »

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