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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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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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Bladder Stones in Cats

Bladder Stones in Cats

Our Parrish vets often see cats suffering from uncomfortable symptoms related to bladder stones, but how do they develop and how can they be treated? Today we look at the types, causes, symptoms and treatments for bladder stones in cats.

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The Possible Causes of Limping in Dogs

The Possible Causes of Limping in Dogs

Limping is one of the most common reasons that our Parrish vets see dogs at our animal hospital. Today we look at the causes of limping in dogs, what you can do to help your limping dog, and when it's time to see a vet.

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Facts About Giardia in Cats

Facts About Giardia in Cats

Giardia is a group of parasites that can infect people, as well as dogs and cats, and lead to symptoms such as diarrhea and upset stomach. Today our Parrish vets share tips on how to tell if your cat may be infected with Giardia, and what you can do to help resolve symptoms and prevent family members and other pets from becoming sick.

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Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis is typically seen in dogs but can easily be transmitted to their loving owners. Our Parrish vets are here to discuss the symptoms you need to look out for, and tips to protect your pet.

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What to Expect at Your Puppy’s First Vet Checkup

What to Expect at Your Puppy’s First Vet Checkup

Your new puppy is ready to come home with you and you've got all the essentials, now you need to book your puppy's first vet appointment. Our Parrish veterinarians explain what to expect and what to bring to your first appointment.

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How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet

How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet

In today's blog post, our Parrish vets explain why regular visits to the vet are important for your cat, and how often you should take your cat to the vet for a routine exam. 

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Signs & Treatment for Gingivitis in Cats

Signs & Treatment for Gingivitis in Cats

Dental problems can be extremely painful for cats. As many as 85% of cats over the age of three have some form of dental disease such as gingivitis. Our Parrish vets share signs and causes, along with information on how the disease is diagnosed and how it can be treated.

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Signs Your Dog Needs Dental Cleaning

Signs Your Dog Needs Dental Cleaning

Without appropriate dental care, your dog's teeth will decay and disease will gain a foothold. In this post, our Parrish vets share a few reasons why dog dental care is so important and some signs that your dog might need dental care.

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What should I do if my cat won't drink water?

What should I do if my cat won't drink water?

It's important for your cat's overall well-being that they drink enough water. So how do you hydrate a cat that won't drink water? Here, our Parrish vets share some reasons why your cat may not be drinking and what to do.

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