Monthly Archives: January 2011

How To Brush A Dog’s Teeth

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The Importance of Pet Dentistry

At least 80 % of our dog and cat patients have dental disease.  It may be as mild as tartar build-up or as severe as bone loss from periodontal disease.  Maintenance of your pet’s mouth is important for overall health.  … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week follow Up

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Tip of the Week 1/24/2011

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Expirimental Arthritis Treatment

Dr. Ray Houk of Bay Road Animal Hospital – Crossings Location has used platelet enriched plasma to treat severe arthritis in a dog that had undergone ACL surgery last year. Unfortunately arthritis is a common sequel to ACL surgery. In … Continue reading

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Microchips – Finding Your Lost Pet

Identification is critical to locating a lost pet. While name and address tags and Rabies tags help in finding these animals, many times the pet will leave without a collar. Implanted Microchips have been used many times to reunite lost … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets Against Heartworm All Year

A lot of people are unaware that we have mosquitoes, whose bites spread heartworms, 365 days a year here in Sarasota, FL. Many of our clients from up north have stopped giving their pets heartworm preventative in the winter months … Continue reading

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Jax the dog won’t listen to me!

As a veterinarian, I handle and examine dogs many times throughout the day.  I do great!  Other people’s dogs are calm and well behaved in the exam room, but even if they are not, I am able to get them … Continue reading

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