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    Is Your Dog at Risk for Leptospirosis?

    May 20 2015

    Courtesy of AVMA – website Leptospirosis Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water. There are many strains…

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    **Lousiville Zoo Acupuncture Update**!

    May 19 2015

      As many of you may remember, our own Dr. McManus has been performing acupuncture on a variety of critters at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. Here are some updates!…

  • Bladder Stone

    What a Pain in the Bladder: Bladder Stones

    Apr 27 2015

    This massive half-pound stone was removed from the urinary bladder of a 19 pound dog! Bladder stones can form due to excess levels of certain minerals in the diet coupled…

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    Dog Flu & What You Need to Know

    Apr 20 2015

    Despite all the recent press, canine influenza (dog flu) is not a new disease. We know from prior outbreaks that a lot of dogs are exposed, a few get sick…

  • Food

    My Recommendation for Choosing a Pet Food — by Dr. McManus

    Apr 13 2015

    My Recommendation for Choosing a Pet Food – by Dr. McManus To Select a 3 out of 5 star food: First, look at the ingredient list on the bag. -             …

  • Dermatology

    Help! My Dog is Itchy!

    Apr 08 2015

    Proper nutrition with a balanced diet plays a very important role in your dog’s skin condition. There are many other reasons that your dog’s skin and coat may appear unhealthy,…

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    Tapeworms! Yuck!

    Apr 01 2015

    A very common intestinal parasite frequently treated at the clinic is tapeworm. This nasty intestinal parasite is often described as resembling a “grain of rice”  found in pet bedding and…

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    Ethylene Glycol (anti-freeze) Poisoning and Your Pet

    Mar 30 2015

    We recently had a question regarding Propylene Glycol (found in dog treats)— this molecule is often confused with the toxic molecule Ethylene Glycol, which is very dangerous and found in…

  • HeartwormPrevention

    First Heartworm Diagnosis of the Year

    Mar 23 2015

    We’ve seen our first mosquitoes of the season. We’ve also diagnosed our first heartworm case of the year (not on preventative last year– he’s sick but responding to treatment). These…

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    City of Urbana to Replace Trees

    Mar 18 2015

    No, we’re not really ‘branching out’ with tree surgery. We’re loaning some storage space for the City of Urbana. Our town is replacing trees lost to Emerald Ash Bore and…