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Our Erin veterinarians share helpful tips and advice about common pet illnesses and conditions. 

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease not only negatively impacts the health of your dog's mouth, but it can also impact their overall health and wellbeing. Here, our Erin vets explain periodontal disease in dogs including symptoms, causes and treatment options. 

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Teething in Kittens: Tips & Tricks

Teething in Kittens: Tips & Tricks

Cats, like people, have baby teeth that fall out before their permanent teeth emerge. In today's post, our Erin veterinarians explain kitten teething and how you can help.

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Cat Tooth Extractions: What to Expect

Cat Tooth Extractions: What to Expect

Pet Dental Extractions are sometimes necessary to stop pain and allow your animal companion's mouth to heal. Today our Erin vets give the low down on cat and dog tooth removal.

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Signs Your Dog Needs A Dental Cleaning

Signs Your Dog Needs A Dental Cleaning

Dental health issues can lead to chronic pain and other health problems for your dog if not proactively treated through routine dental exams and professional cleaning combined with a little extra care at home. Our Erin vets share the signs of dental health issues in dogs.

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Cat Hernia Surgery & After Surgery Care

Cat Hernia Surgery & After Surgery Care

Cat hernias generally aren't serious and can be repaired with surgery if spotted early. Today, our Erin vets describe different types of hernias in cats and offer insight into what you can expect if your cat has hernia surgery.    

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ACL Surgery in Dogs: What to Expect

ACL Surgery in Dogs: What to Expect

Athletes often suffer from ACL injuries but due to the structure of your dog's leg, this painful knee injury is also very common in dogs. In today's post our Erin vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs, and the surgeries that can be performed to treat this condition. 

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Bowel Obstructions in Dogs & Cats

Bowel Obstructions in Dogs & Cats

Does your dog have a habit of chewing and eating everything in their path or is your cat constantly getting hairballs? If so, you may be worried about the possibility of a bowel obstruction. In this blog, our Erin vets explain what bowel obstructions in dogs and cats are and why it's very important to have this serious condition treated as quickly as possible.

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Everything To Know About C-Sections For Dogs

Everything To Know About C-Sections For Dogs

If a dog is in labor but things aren't going smoothly, a vet can perform an emergency c-section, but in some cases, elective c-sections may be recommended if your pooch faces an increased risk of complications. Today our Erin vets look at how to tell if your dog needs a c-section.

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How to tell if my cat is pregnant?

How to tell if my cat is pregnant?

If your female cat has begun gaining weight rapidly, you might be wondering if she is pregnant. Here, our Erin vets share some ways you can tell if your cat is pregnant and what you should do.

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How to Stop a Dog From Chewing

How to Stop a Dog From Chewing

Although chewing is a normal activity for dogs you probably don't want to sacrifice your new boots for your dog's favorite pastime. Here are a few tips from our Erin vets on how to stop a dog from chewing things they shouldn't.

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