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Our Parrish veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Help! Why won't my dog eat?

Help! Why won't my dog eat?

Today our Parrish vets discuss some common reasons that may cause your pup to skip a meal, what to do if your dog isn't eating, and the indicators that it may be an emergency situation. 

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Parrish. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread numerous serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to both pets and their people. Today, our vets in Parrish explain how these external parasites thrive, including signs to beware of, and how you can keep ticks away from your pets and family. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

While Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world, it can be treated if caught early. Today, our vets in Parrish share the facts about Lyme disease in pets. 

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Many cat illnesses and their symptoms can be worrying to pet owners, or even be fatal to our furry friends if left untreated for too long. Our Parrish vets list signs and symptoms to beware of. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Having annual fecal exams done at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly fecals allow your Parrish vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions develop. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Parrish vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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New Patients Welcome

Ellenton Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Parrish companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

(941) 776-1100