Monthly Archives: July 2018

Ticks in Indiana

Ticks that we must worry about in Indiana: Brown Dog Tick American Dog Tick Deer Tick Lone Star Tick We are in peak season for ticks.  Many of us know that ticks cause lyme disease, but there are many others such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehlichiosis, and canine tick paralysis to name just a […]

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Let’s talk about litter again!

It is always good to review the basics of your cat’s litter.  Many problems with indoor cats can be avoided by taking care of the “bathroom” Use baking soda in your litter to help keep the odor at bay.  This is an easy, cheap and most importantly, non-toxic deodorizer! Many folks provide multiple litter boxes […]

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Eye issues in your pets

Most people realize when their pet’s eyes turn cloudy, but make sure you have Dr. Flanders check your pet’s vision at your next wellness exam.  Since our patients can’t tell us where it hurts or that their vision has become blurry, we rely on owners to tell us what’s been going on at home.  There […]

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“cat proofing” needed!

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Your pet’s luggage for travel

These days we take our pets with us.  So why not have luggage for your pets.  Here are a few things to include when packing for your pets. Other optional items for travel: Stroller rolling crate with handle backpack carrier (little dogs tire easily in a big airport)

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Baking soda use for your pets

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The oral health of your pet

In this day and age, we have more tools and research than ever before to impact the health of our pets.  There is more evidence every day showing the link between good oral health and overall health.  Many pet owners do not realize the single best care they can give to their pet is good […]

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Urinary Incontinence in dogs

One out of five spayed female dogs may develop urinary incontinence.  30% of those dogs weight over 45 pounds and develops between the age of 2-4 years. Some breeds of dogs are more at risk than others.  Those at greater risk include: Boxer German Shepherd Doberman Pinscher English Springer Spaniel Rottweiler Old English Sheepdog Weimaraner […]

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Why should I “fix” my pet?

So what’s the big deal about getting my dog or cat fixed?  Just as we see the human population increasing on a large scale, we also have the same problem with animals.  Most human only have 1 baby at a time, while most pets are bearing multiple babies in one pregnancy!  This alone provides a […]

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Help, my cat was in a fight!

Many of our pet owners have cats that they classify as indoor and outdoor.  Because kitties like to adventure outside, dangers can be more numerous. The most common problem this time of year we deal with is a cat bite wound.  Cats are predators and very territorial.  Since it is still breeding time for cats, […]

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