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Is the Dog Park Right For Your Dog?

Dogs are social creatures that thrive when given the opportunity to be active, both physically and mentally. If you’ve ever come home from a long day at work to a raided trashcan or chewed-up shoes, it might be because your dog is bored and lacking...

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The Dog Flu: Everything You Need To Know

Thought that humans were the only ones who caught the flu? Think again! Dogs can actually catch the flu as well.Coughing canine? Drowsy doggie? As cases of canine influenza (dog flu) have been confirmed in an increasing number of U.S. states, many dog...

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What To Do If Your Pet Is Dehydrated

Dehydration is excessive loss of water from the body (typically through vomiting and/or diarrhea) or inappropriate intake of water into the body (decreased thirst). The most common mistake with a vomiting pet is to encourage food and water intake while the...

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How to Choose the Right Dog for Your Family

Choosing the next love of your life is a tough decision, but also an exciting one! Do you want a goofy fluffball or a sleek, sophisticated dog? A young pup or a wise old dog? A running partner or a Netflix buddy? With so many dogs of varying sizes,...

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De-Stress Your Cat’s Visit to the Vet

It’s no secret: Most cats do not enjoy being taken from their comfortable environment, placed in a carrier, and hauled off to the veterinarian, where strangers poke and prod them, dogs want to sniff them (or chase them or eat them or play with them), and the smells of...

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Preventing Heat Stroke In Pets

Like humans, dogs and cats can become overheated. Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to effectively reduce their body temperature by sweating. But, just because your furry pal can’t tell you when he’s too hot, doesn’t mean you can’t protect him from the potentially...

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Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath?

It doesn’t matter if it’s coming from a human or an animal, bad breath is bad breath. The Creston Veterinary Hospital team is here to help your pet get their bad breath in order! You may have to help with this, but don’t worry, so will we. First, let’s talk about the...

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Fun, Safe Summer Activities You Can Do With Your Pet

Now that warm weather is upon us, we are all excited to spend time outside enjoying the sunshine. What better way to soak up summer fun than to share outdoor time with your pet? Not all summer activities are pet-friendly, though. Here are a few ways you can include...

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Why Is My Cat Throwing Up?

If you have a cat, chances are good that you’ve seen her vomit from time to time. But how much vomiting is normal for a cat? When should your cat’s vomiting become a cause for concern? Read on to learn more about this common cat behavior and what it may mean. Why does...

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The Importance of Puppy Socialization

Congratulations! You’ve added a new puppy to your family, and everyone is loving the puppy kisses, nonstop energy, and playful shenanigans. But, a new puppy isn’t all fun and games. Young dogs require proper socialization and training to prevent behavior problems from...

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