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The Cutting Edge... Laser Surgery for Pets!

Whether it's used for correcting vision or removing unwanted tattoos, people are very familiar with the use of lasers in human medicine. Few people, however, may know that lasers also have a place in helping keep our pets comfortable and safe during surgical procedures. Veterinarians across the country are finding out the benefits of providing this innovative service and pet owners are learning how much faster their pet recovers. Watch this video to learn more.

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How Pet Food Is Made

Recent events have many people questioning what goes into their pets' diets and what kind of safeguards the pet food manufacturers have in place. With more than 15,000 brands of pet foods available, owners are often confused about which diet might be best for their dog or cat. With the help of your veterinarian, choosing the ideal food doesn't have to be so complex. Because of these massive recalls, the pet food industry will be forever changed. Much more scrutiny and care will be given to supply chains, testing and quality control - even in an industry that for the most part has done an amazing job at all this for decades. For now, be vigilant now and watch the news. We predict pet foods will improve even further and the companies that make them will work hard to re-gain your trust and re-build their image. Watch this video to learn more.

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Warming Weather May Bring Pesky Parasites

Most pet owners know that the return of springtime temperatures will also hasten the return of itching and scratching due to fleas. What many owners don't know is that besides the irritation, fleas can also spread numerous serious diseases and parasites such as tapeworms. Although fleas seem to hold an upper hand, your veterinarian can help you win the battle against these pests. Watch this video to learn more.

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April is Lyme Prevention Month...For Pets!

As if ticks were not bad enough, these blood suckers can also transmit a serious disease to our pets. Lyme disease is fairly well known in humans, but not everyone is aware of how it can affect our dogs. April has been designated National Prevent Lyme in Dogs month by the Lyme Disease Foundation. Help your best friend by learning about tick prevention and how vaccines can help stop Lyme disease. Watch this video to learn more.

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Global Warming May Affect Your Dogs Health

Most people can believe that global warming affects sea levels and cause weird variations in weather patterns, but how many would believe that the warmer weather is contributing to a deadly disease of our pets? The rising temperatures across the globe may be helping mosquitoes to survive, which, in turn, are transmitting heartworms to our dogs. Despite this dire news, protection for our friends can be found in a simple monthly tablet. Watch this video to learn more.

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Pet Pain Relievers Are Dramatically Improved

The introduction of pain relieving medications for dogs has improved the lives of millions of dogs in the United States and across the globe. Some pet owners are concerned about Internet rumors of severe side effects and have chosen not to give these medications to their pets. Are these drugs safe or are we putting our dogs at risk? New research and experience trials are giving us the answers. Watch this video to learn more.

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Advances in Pet Vaccine Technology

>Canine Distemper? Parvovirus? Lyme Disease? Which vaccines are truly needed by our pets and which ones can they do without? As pet owners increasingly use the Internet and other resources to learn more about the health of their pets, it is easy to get lost and confused by myths and misconceptions about vaccinating our pet friends. Veterinary scientists are helping to clear the confusion with new technology that can protect our pets without exposing them to potential adverse side effects. Watch this video to learn more.

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Advances in Pet Dentistry

One of the most common diseases of our pets can also be one that causes some of the most severe long lasting effects. Most pet owners are not aware of just how advanced their pet's dental disease might be and how that dental disease can affect other organs, such as the heart or kidneys. New advances in pet dentistry, such as OraVet Barrier Sealant, are helping to protect our pets. Watch this video to learn more.

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The X-ray Shows All...Strange Things in Pets Stomachs

As improbable as it seems, a puppy can swallow an 11" steak knife and survive without any apparent lasting effects. Veterinarians from across the country have submitted x-rays in a contest to find the most unusual objects found in a pet's stomachs. Will the winner be the snake who ate the light bulbs or the dog who ate nine batteries of various sizes? Watch this video to learn more.

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Internet Sites You Can Trust

From pet psychics to dog whisperers, the Internet is alive with "animal experts" who all want you to believe that they have the best information about the health and behavior of your pet. Unfortunately, many of these sites will provide information that may be less than accurate. As with any Internet site, information from pet expert websites should be viewed with caution. Who can you trust to provide you with accurate medical advice specific for your pet? Watch this video to learn more.

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