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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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Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

Dogs aren’t usually picky about what they eat, and many items our dogs choose to consume—like the contents of the cat’s litter box or a favorite pair of shoes—can leave us feeling confused or frustrated. One common item on the menu for many dogs is grass. But, why do...

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3 Ways to Take the Fear Out of Visiting the Veterinarian

If your pet gets nervous leading up to their veterinary visits, there are a few things you can do to ease their minds. Once your pet is here, our team is trained to keep her calm and reduce her stress by using appropriate handling techniques and...

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4 Preventable Pet Diseases

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and we want to talk about this and other preventable diseases that you can prevent in your pet. Each prevention plan looks a little different, so if you have questions or need more information, ask us at your...

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6 Way to Help Your Pet Prepare for Baby

Congratulations on your upcoming baby from all of us at Creston Veterinary Hospital! Now that you’re expecting a two-legged baby, you and your four-legged fur baby are both in store for some serious life changes. We recommend you do your best to prepare...

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Good to Know: Poison Prevention Month

You may know some household items and plants that are poisonous for pets. For Poison Prevention Month, we want to share with you a few common household items that could prove to be fatal: Cooking spray might seem innocent enough. However, if you have a pet...

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Updated March 2019: Pet Food Recall Alert

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select CANNED DOG food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected. Hill's assures us that the dog food affected does not pose a risk to healthy...

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New Year’s Eve Noise Tips

New Year’s Eve is one of the party nights we most look forward to in the year, but it can also be a night of high anxiety for our pets. With the fireworks, loud music, shouts and laughter, and in some areas even the banging of pots and pans or gunfire, our...

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