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Benefits of Ultrasound in Small Animal Medicine

Written by Deanna Sayle, RVT Ultrasound machines produce sound waves above the human hearing range. These sound waves are produced when electric current is applied to piezoelectric crystals in the ultrasound probe. The current causes the crystals to oscillate creating a sound wave that is transmitted through the body. The crystals in the probe also receive […]

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Ouch! What is Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis? (FCGS)

Written by Dr. Sarah Martin Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis simply means persistent inflammation of the gums and mouth in cats. Most cats have some degree of gingivitis (gum inflammation) and many have periodontal disease (infection below the gum line). Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis refers to the unfortunate few that have inflammation that is out of proportion to […]

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Why Veterinarians HATE bones…

by Dr. Sarah Martin Jazz had a great Christmas. She was given a ham bone as a gift and went to town. She loved it! On Boxing Day Jazz’s family decided to take her to our local emergency clinic, Brant Norfolk Veterinary Clinic because she was straining to defecate. The vet there found an impaction […]

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Help! My pet vomited! Do I need to go to the vet?

Written by Dr. Sarah Martin Well…maybe. Let’s face it. If you live with pets, either dogs or cats, occasionally you will have to deal with some throw up.  Very intermittent and irregular vomiting episodes can be no cause for concern. For example the dog that throws up his breakfast but is otherwise perfectly happy, has […]

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What to Ask your Vet at your Annual Exam

Recently the vets at Park Road Veterinary Clinic have made a conscious effort...

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A Wonderful Option for Normal People with Typical Pets: Optimum Care Plans

We all love our pets.

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