Educational Articles

Vomiting

When we are approached with a vomiting patient, many times in the young ones it is because they ate something they shouldn't have.

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Obesity

The hard truth about obesity in our pets is that there are not many medical conditions that independently cause too much weight gain.

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Internet Pharmacies

It is our practice policy to provide written prescriptions to our clients at their request. We do not charge a fee for writing prescriptions for our patients.

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Eye/Corneal Ulcers

If one or both of your pet's eyes are red, call the staff at Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine as soon as possible. A few hours can make a big difference to the extent, and cost, of your pet's care with this condition.

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea is commonly caused by bacterial infection or overgrowth, parasites or is a symptom of another medical condition afflicting the body. Two frequently diagnosed causes are Clostridium perfringens and Giardia.

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Diabetes mellitus (DM)

Any time your pet is drinking and eating too much while at the same time appearing to lose weight, Diabetes mellitus or "sugar diabetes" is one of the conditions suspected.

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Chronic Kidney Failure in Cats

Veterinary medicine has many options to offer in the management of kidney failure in cats, including kidney transplants! However, the typical course for addressing a cat's kidney disease after lab results are obtained depends directly on how compromised your cat's health is and how high and out of range the kidney values are out of normal.

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Cat Dental Disease

Dental disease of any type is painful! Cats identified as having FORLS and /or stomatitis are often young cats (2-3 years of age) that may or may not have trouble eating.

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Back Problems/Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

We see many patients each year that show signs of IVDD and the varying degrees of pain usually show up without much warning. Most commonly, these pets are smaller breeds of dogs that do a lot of jumping up and down off of beds and furniture.

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Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

If you feel your pet is suffering from arthritis of any degree, please contact our staff so that the veterinarians at Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine can determine the best plan and appropriate supplement doses to meet your pet's needs.

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Seasonal Tips for Spring

Not all pets can deal with the heat. Dogs like the Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, Pekingnese and Pug (brachycephalic/short-nosed breeds), to name a few, are ineffectual panters and have more difficulty when it comes to panting to keep cool. Overweight and elderly dogs, especially those with laryngeal paralysis, are more prone to overheat as well.

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