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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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Chronic Pain Conditions in Dogs

Chronic Pain Conditions in Dogs

Chronic pain in dogs can drastically reduce their quality of life, but it is often hard to tell when your dog is suffering. Our Parrish vets are here to tell you the signs and what you can do about it.

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Dog Wound Care & Healing Stages

Dog Wound Care & Healing Stages

Not every cut or scratch your dog gets will require a trip to the vet, so you should know how to care for your dog's minor wounds at home. Here our Parrish vets provide tips on how to care for your dog's wounds.

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Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppies and kittens are the best, but can you raise them together? There are some considerations any pet owner should keep in mind when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home. Our Parrish vets explain. 

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When Is a Cat Considered Senior

When Is a Cat Considered Senior

Today our Parrish vets discuss at what age a cat is considered senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements that an aging cat might need.

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Is It Bad If My Dog Eats Gum?

Is It Bad If My Dog Eats Gum?

Sometimes we accidentally swallow gum and it's generally no big deal, but that is not the case for dogs. Some varieties of chewing gum are toxic to dogs. Our Parrish vets explain.

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Constipation in Cats

Constipation in Cats

Constipation in cats can cause a great deal of discomfort and become a serious health concern. Our Parrish vets share signs of constipation in cats, causes and tips for treating the condition.

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Blood in Dog's Stool: Is It an Emergency?

Blood in Dog's Stool: Is It an Emergency?

Our Parrish vets know that responsible dog owners spend a lot of time picking up their dog's poop. Here's what you should do if you notice blood in your dog's stool.

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Why Is My Cat Breathing Heavy & What Can I Do

Why Is My Cat Breathing Heavy & What Can I Do

It is very common for dogs to pant to cool down, but it's not a typical behavior in cats. It could be a sign of an underlying health issue, so our Parrish vets provide some reasons your cat might be breathing heavy.

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Cruciate Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery in Dogs

Cruciate Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery in Dogs

Leg and knee injuries are remarkably common in dogs such as cranial cruciate ligament injuries. Our Parrish vets explain the symptoms of CCL injuries in dogs, and the surgeries that can be performed to treat these common knee injuries. 

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Aural Hematomas in Cats: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematomas in Cats: When is Surgery Needed

If your cat has an aural hematoma you might wonder what you can do for them. Today, our Parrish vet team shares more about what causes ear hematomas in cats along with treatment options. 

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