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Your Dog’s Knees: What You Need to Know

Your Dog’s Knees: What You Need to Know

Dogs are active creatures, from walking around the neighbourhood to bounding around a local park. Unsurprisingly, orthopedic injuries are common for our canine friends. Knee injuries such as torn cranial cruciate ligaments and luxating patellas come up...

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Facts About Kennel Cough In Dogs

Facts About Kennel Cough In Dogs

As the holiday season approaches and families plan everything from weekend getaways to weeklong vacations, many will also plan on taking their furry family members to boarding facilities and doggie daycares. But, if your pup will be spending time with...

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Halloween Pet Health Tips

Halloween Pet Health Tips

As Halloween approaches, it's good to keep in mind our furry little friends. The first thing to know about Halloween is that it breaks your pets’ routine – and they hate that. If you keep that in mind as you plan your celebration you'll be much happier,...

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Is the Dog Park Right For Your Dog?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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