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    • 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

    • APRIL 9, 2019
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    Fun Visits To East West

    Fun Visits   What makes your pet happy? Treats? Toys? Going for rides? Hugs and kisses? How about going to the vet? We all know that veterinary checkups can be stressful for our furry family members. However, there is something that can only benefit their outlook on going to the doctor. Fun Visits! Bringing your

    • MARCH 26, 2019
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    Pet Insurance

    Veterinary care and treatments have advanced substantially over the years and continues to progress every day. But, despite the rise in cost of veterinary care, less than 1% of owners have their pets on insurance plans. This is mind blowing. Most of the population have at least 1 pet in the household and more people
    • FEBRUARY 3, 2019
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    Hills Recalling Dog Canned Food

    Hills Announced a recall of WET food for elevated levels of Vitamin D.  Below is the text of the recall and a link to the full SKUs that are affected.  Please do not hesitate to contact East-West Animal Hospital  or an emergency clinic like TBVES at (813) 265-4043 or Blue Pearl Partners at (813) 933-8944 if your

    • DECEMBER 15, 2018
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    Cat Friendly Festivities

     Cat Friendly Festivities The holiday season is a fun time, full of family and friends, good food, and festivities. It can also be stressful, with too many activities, family feuds, and failed expectations. So how do you make holidays less stressful for sensitive, furry family members?  Here are some tips, and who knows? They may

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