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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that gradually becomes more severe. While no cure has been discovered for this painful condition, your New York vet may be able to successfully manage symptoms to help your dog enjoy a good quality of life as they continue to age. 

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When is a cat considered a senior?

When is a cat considered a senior?

Today our New York vets discuss at what age a cat is considered senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements that an aging cat might need.

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Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

In this post, our New York vets list signs of acute kidney failure in dogs, and what you should do if your dog suddenly shows signs of kidney failure. 

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My Dog Stops Walking & Won't Move: What to Do

My Dog Stops Walking & Won't Move: What to Do

You and your dog are taking a walk on a beautiful day, but they stop suddenly and won't move. In this post, our vets in New York list some reasons why this may happen and what you can do. 

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Cat Wound Care 101: The Complete Guide

Cat Wound Care 101: The Complete Guide

Cats can sometimes become injured and sustain wounds while exploring their environment. Here, our New York vets list common causes of wounds in cats, how to care for a cat wound, and when to take your beloved kitty to a veterinarian. 

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How Long Does Spaying Take and More

How Long Does Spaying Take and More

Are you wondering about whether or not you should have your pet spayed? What about how long the procedure itself takes? Getting your dog ot cat spayed is considered to be a safe and easy process with a whole host of potential benefits.

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What to Do When Your Cat is Recovering from Surgery

What to Do When Your Cat is Recovering from Surgery

After your cat comes home from surgery, they'll need a little extra tender loving care to help their incision heal without becoming injured, infected or otherwise aggravated. Our vets in New York list some strategies for caring for your kitty as they recover from surgery.

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Spaying & Neutering Dogs 101

Spaying & Neutering Dogs 101

Curious about what's involved in spaying or neutering your dog, and when you should have it done? There are also a few small risks involved in the procedure that you should know about. Today, our New York share the facts on these surgical procedures.

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Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

In this post, our New York vets define bowel obstructions and why it's critical to have bowel obstructions treated as quickly as possible.

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Cavities in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Cavities in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Can dogs get cavities? In a word, the answer is yes. Today, our New York vets explain cavities in dogs, what happens if a cavity develops and how they are treated.

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