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    • SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
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    Acupuncture & TCVM: A Natural Approach to Pain Relief?

    • JULY 22, 2020
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    Dog Ear Cleaning with Dr. Couch

    Ear Cleaning with Dr. Couch
    • APRIL 7, 2020
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    Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    Preventing Separation Anxiety in Dogs We are all creatures of habit. Many of us have a daily routine.  We get up in the morning, make and drink our coffee.  Get the kids ready to go school, take them to school.  Feed the pets, let the dog out. Etc.  Whatever your routine, chances are you are
    • APRIL 2, 2020
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    COVID-19 Update; Vet Hospitals Essential

    Why are Veterinary Hospitals Considered an Essential Business? As I write my second blog in 2 weeks during the COVID-19 era, and Governor DeSantis has issued a “Safer at Home” mandate.   It has been questioned “Why are veterinary services considered an essential business and regular veterinary hospitals remain open?”  I have been fortunate that the

    • MARCH 23, 2020
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    Dr. Register’s COVID-19 Blog

    COVID-19 and the Effects on East West Animal Hospital and the Veterinary Community Dear Clients, As I write this we are in the early stages (1 week in) of dealing with COVID-19 in our area. We have already felt the effects in our hospital, veterinary community as a whole, and life in general.  As of

    • OCTOBER 4, 2019
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    Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

    Everyone gets excited in February when it’s Veterinary Dental month, but let’s face it, every month is Dental month. If you are waiting until February to have your pet’s dental performed there is a greater risk of disease entering their body from the dental disease.  Who looks forward to going to the dentist twice
    • SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
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    Grain-Free Diets and Your Dog

    Grain-Free Diets and Your Dog

    What is the problem with Grain Free diets?   There has been a lot in the media as of late concerning grain free diets causing heart disease. In June 2019 the FDA released a report of dogs with DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy).  This is a condition of the stretching of the heart muscle where the chambers
    • JUNE 27, 2019
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    Vaccines and Your Pet

    Why We Only Administer One Vaccine Per Exam? Let’s begin by why it is so important to vaccinate your pet! Every animal has the exposure to getting several illnesses when not being vaccinated against these diseases/illnesses. For example, DHP (canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and infectious canine hepatitis) and FVRCP (panleukopenia *feline distemper*, rhinotracheitis, calici and

    • JUNE 11, 2019
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    Puppy Strangles Treatment

    What is Puppy Strangles? Juvenile Cellulitis also known as puppy strangles is a skin  disorder commonly found in puppies and rarely in adult dogs. This disorder typically happens to puppies around the ages of 3 weeks and four months! Once the illness occurs; symptoms are known to be shown at the face, outer part of
    • MAY 13, 2019
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    Pruritus: Itching and scratching in dogs?

    Is your favorite fur baby scratching all the time? Not sure what’s causing it? Pruritus is the medical term for itching. Pruritus due to skin disease is one of the most common reasons dog owners seek veterinary care. Flea allergy dermatitis, seasonal allergies or atopy, food allergies, contact dermatitis (e.g., soaps and perfumes), and sarcoptic

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