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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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Fun Dog Facts for Kids

Fun Dog Facts for Kids

Dogs are a great addition to any family. From being playful and cuddly to helping out their humans, dogs really are one of a kind. Today, our Parrish vets share some of the most interesting fun dog facts for kids.

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What is the FVRCP cat vaccine?

What is the FVRCP cat vaccine?

Our veterinarians at Ellenton Animal Hospital believe that prevention is the key to helping your cat live a long and healthy life. As a result, our Parrish veterinarians advise that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. The FVRCP protects your cat's health in the following ways.

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Parainfluenza in Dogs

Parainfluenza in Dogs

Canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV) is a highly contagious ribonucleic acid virus that causes respiratory illness in dogs all over the world. Today, our Parrish vets lay out the symptoms and causes of parainfluenza in dogs and how to treat it.

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What is Whipworm in Dogs? Causes, Treatment & Prevention

What is Whipworm in Dogs? Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Whipworms are a common parasite that reside in the large intestine and cecum of dogs, causing irritation and several uncomfortable symptoms. In this post, our Parrish vets explain the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention methods for whipworm in dogs.

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Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella bronchiseptica can cause upper respiratory illness in cats. The bacterium is mostly a concern in environments where cats spend time in large groups, such as rescue shelters and some places where cats are bred. Today, our Parrish vets discuss how cats are affected by bordetella and what you can do to spot and stop it. 

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Bordetella in Dogs

Bordetella in Dogs

Also known as kennel cough, the Bordetella virus is a highly contagious disease that can impact any dog breed. Here, our Parrish vets share facts about Bordetella in dogs, the Bordetella vaccination, and treatment options for the disease. 

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TTA Surgery for Dogs With Cruciate Ligament Rupture

TTA Surgery for Dogs With Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Cruciate ligament tears are a relatively common in dogs. Your vet may recommend Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery to treat this injury. Our Parrish vets explain everything you need to know about the procedure in this post.

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What to Expect From Your Dog's Knee Surgery

What to Expect From Your Dog's Knee Surgery

Do you suspect your dog is experiencing knee pain due to a torn cruciate ligament (the equivalent of ACLs in humans), surgery may be the most suitable treatment option. In this post, our Parrish vets explore three surgical options for treating this extremely common knee injury in dogs. 

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FHO Surgery for Cats

FHO Surgery for Cats

FHO surgery is often recommended to treat hip issues in cats. In this post, our Parrish vets discuss the problems that can affect cats' hips, and what's involved in this effective and relatively inexpensive procedure. 

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Intestinal Blockage Surgery for Dogs

Intestinal Blockage Surgery for Dogs

Does your dog have a chewing and eating habit? If so, you may be worried about intestinal blockages. Left untreated, this condition can result in debilitating health issues and, in some cases, requires major surgery to save your dog's life. Our Parrish vets discuss symptoms and more in this post. 

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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.

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