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Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a disease of the hips that commonly affects large breed and giant breed dogs. It is a complex disease - one that cannot be easily distilled to a single gene or a single factor - that affects the hip joints in such a way that degeneration inevitably...

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COMMUNE Presents: My Vet Howloween Pawty

COMMUNE Presents: My Vet Howloween Pawty

Mark your calendar! My Vet is throwing the best furbaby party EVER. We’re SO excited. Click here to visit the event page and buy tickets. Nova had the BEST day! On the 3rd of November, we’re hosting the ULTIMATE in furbaby parties! We’re not just throwing a Halloween...

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Why is my pet so itchy? – Atopy

Why is my pet so itchy? – Atopy

There are a number of reasons your pet may be itchy. Allergies are among the most common reasons your pet may be scratching all day. We’ve written a little about skin allergies before and, now that it’s spring, environmental allergies are all the more relevant! That...

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Luxating Patella: Why Your Dog’s Knee Is Popping

Luxating Patella: Why Your Dog’s Knee Is Popping

Have you noticed your dog skipping? Does it seem to happen at random? Have you noticed the knee get randomly locked up, like your dog can’t use the leg, only to have your dog shake it off and proceed as if nothing has happened? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the...

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My Vet’s Spring Survival Guide

My Vet’s Spring Survival Guide

IT’S SPRING!!! The weather’s warming up, the flowers are blooming, it’s a wonderful day for running around the park...and Chu’s scratching. 1) Fleas and ticks are evil I love the warm weather! And so do fleas and ticks. You may think they’re innocuous but...trust me,...

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Anal Glands In Dogs

Anal Glands In Dogs

What are anal glands? Anal glands are small paired sacs that sit on the left and right of your dog/cat’s anus. The cells lining these glands produce an oily secretion with a distinct fishy, metallic smell. You can think of this smell as your pet’s signature smell....

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What’s wrong with my dog’s teeth?

What’s wrong with my dog’s teeth?

At My Vet Animal Hospital – Waterloo, every pet gets a thorough physical exam. This physical exam includes a dental exam. When we check the teeth, we’re not just checking for how dirty they are, we’re making sure the teeth are happy and healthy and sitting in the...

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Top Tips For Hiking With Your Dog

Top Tips For Hiking With Your Dog

Furbabies can be the best adventure buddies! They can make you look at things from a brand new perspective. OMG look! A lizard! OMG look! Check out this cool leaf! They literally make you stop and smell the roses and notice things you may have missed otherwise. Their...

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How To Adopt The Perfect Pet!

How To Adopt The Perfect Pet!

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has obviously never owned a fur-baby! Welcoming a new furry member into your family is one of the most exciting moment. They bring nothing but unconditional love and affection, their happiness is infectious and almost instantly...

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