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Heartworm prevention

Meet Zephyr, a 5 year old German shorthaired pointer who recently came to the clinic for his yearly heartworm injection. Heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) is a parasite that, if not treated, can be fatal. Luckily it’s not very common in our canine companions due to the preventative medications available and the diligence of most owners. Heartworm…
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Paralysis ticks

Paralysis ticks are a life-threatening parasite affecting dogs and cats. Although not found in the Camden area, your animal can pick them up when visiting a tick area. They are prevalent in bushy, long grassed and sea-side areas, making dogs that take trips to the coast at the highest risk. (more…)
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Pancreatitis and gastritis

Timmy is a very sweet cocker spaniel who came to us recently due to ongoing vomiting. After a thorough examination including X-rays and ultrasound, Timmy was diagnosed with pancreatitis and gastritis. Pancreatitis is a painful condition involving inflammation of the pancreas. Some dogs are predisposed to pancreatitis including some particular breeds (such as cocker spaniels…
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Insect bites and stings

Coming into spring, everybody wants to be back outside and enjoying the warmer weather and longer days. As much as that is true for people and their pets, the same goes for insects and other invertebrates too whose bites and stings can be an uncomfortable experience, as Gracie (pictured) recently found out. Gracie’s mum brought…
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