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Vet Talks: What Is Polydactyly In Cats

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What Is Polydactyly In Cats? The term polydactyly, meaning “many fingers” in Greek, is a condition that comes from extra fingers on the cat’s paw, which can manifest in one or all the paws (front and hind paws). It is an inherited “genetic defect” and generates additional little fingers to the kitty’s paw that vary […]

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Vet Talks: How To Help Your Pet Stop Farting

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We feel like we should start this article by managing expectations, your pet will never stop farting. It is a natural part of life, and, unfortunately, we’re stuck with it! That being said, while a little gas is normal in our pets, there is such a thing as too much gas. Sometimes, symptoms such as […]

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Vet Talks: Tips On How To Get Your Dog To Eat Slower

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What dog doesn’t love food?! As our pet’s guardians though, it important that we don’t let eating habits turn into health problems. If your dog eats too quickly, there are some strategies that you can adopt to help them eat slower. If you have an eager eater, don’t worry! This is actually a good sign […]

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Vet Talks: How To Protect Your Cats and Dogs from Ticks and Fleas

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Summer has arrived and the proliferation of fleas and ticks has as well. Ticks and fleas may be small, but they can bring a lot of discomfort and health problems for our pets. It’s important to know how to protect your cats and dogs from ticks and fleas. See below for a step-by-step guide to safely […]

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Vet Talks: How to Care for a Pet Turtle

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At NHV, we meet all kinds of amazing pet parents and pets. And although turtles may not be on the traditional list of pets, such as dogs or cats, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting some amazing and dedicated turtle rescuers and guardians. But before anyone rushes out and gets a turtle, its important to […]

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Vet Talks: Bladder Stones In Pets

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As a veterinarian and pet owner, I had many of my patients and my pets with bladder stones. Billy, my 12-years-old dog recently had bladder stones. It was an emergency because it was lodged in his urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body). After unblocking Billy’s urethra […]

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Vet Talks: How to Alleviate Dog Allergies

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You’re relaxing at home with your dog at your feet when suddenly they begin to scratch an itch. They fold themselves almost entirely in half and stretch way out to reach the itchy spot. It’s usually kind of cute. But your dog has been itching more and more lately. You applied their flea treatment not […]

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Vet Talks: Ozzy and Coconut Fight Feline Herpesvirus (FHV)

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A few months ago, my partner and I decided to adopt 2 kittens. This decision came after many years of living in Canada and the loss of my 16-year-old kitten, Frederico. It was a long road to adopt my kittens. After many visits to the place where they were available for adoption, we decided to […]

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Vet Talks: Is Oregon Grape Safe for Pets?

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Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) has a long history of medicinal use. The plant was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health disorders. It has also been used for centuries by the Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest. There are often misconceptions that Oregon Grape is toxic to pets based on […]

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Vet Talks: Pets and Coronavirus – Pet Care During COVID-19 Crisis

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There are lots of information about the coronavirus and COVID-19 so we wanted to share a few updates with our pet parents to help them get a little more clarity on the situation. We are always going to be updating this blog to give you the latest information on this. It’s our biggest concern to […]

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