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Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital was recently visited by board certified dentist Dr. Paul Mitchell. During the time of his visit he conducted two, four-hour training sessions with the veterinarians and staff. These tutorials have given the entire staff a better knowledge of basic dentistry. The doctors and technicians have also acquired a much broader awareness of more advanced canine and feline dentistry. The classes focused on modernized dental cleaning and charting procedures, and new techniques of dental extractions and oral surgery. These skills will help advance our hospital to a higher level of veterinary dentistry, and in turn allow us to better care for your pet’s oral health.

Did you know that Turkey is toxic to dogs and cats?

Thanksgiving is all about sharing, and of course a large delicious meal. Many pet owners do not realize that the vast majority of veterinarian and emergency visits during the holiday revolve around turkey. So while the holiday is all about eating and sharing, you should not indulge your pets with holiday foods. Turkey and other holiday foods can be hazardous to your pet’s digestive system. Even a small slice of turkey can cause pancreatitis. Don't risk it! A bstain from giving pets anything...


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Why should I continue my flea and tick prevention during winter?

Yes! Yes! Yes! Keep your pets on flea and tick protection all year round! It is common today to hear people say “I don't give my pet flea and tick prevention in the winter there is no need, since it is so cold". This is a myth that is still believed today. We want to share some information as to why it is recommended you continue your prevention all year.

Fleas
It only takes one. One flea can be brought into your home on you, or you’re pet. That one flea can cause a flea...
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​Santa Paws is almost here!

I just wanted to let everyone know whats going on and how things are looking.  As of now, we have Mike and Stacy photographing our Saturdays Santa Paws, and Gary is doing both Sundays.  Chris is our Santa for all four events again! We will have Diamond Credit Union there trying to sell their Field of Fortune and Luminaria.  They already have enough volunteers for themselves.  As for volunteers to help work the event, we are looking great!  Stacy...
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Why buy your pet’s preventative products from your veterinarian?

Currently there are many options and products to choose from when it comes to flea and tick prevention for your pets. Not only are there many brands, but there are endless options of where to purchase them. Flea and tick prevention is no longer only sold at veterinary practices. You may have seen them available at your local pet stores and even retail outlets such as Walmart. There are also endless options via internet. With brands, products, and prices varying it’s easy to pick up flea...


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How to Avoid a Dog Bite

Every year, the third week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. There are an estimated 70 million dogs living in households in the United States. Any one of these dogs has the potential to bite if provoked. From 2003 to 2013, dog bites were the 11th leading cause of non-fatal injuries to children ages 1 to 4, and the 9th leading cause for children ages 5 to 9. Sixty-six percent of these bites occur to the head and neck. Children, the elderly, and postal carriers are the most frequent victims...


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May is Microchip month!

What is a microchip? Where does it go on my pet? Does it hurt my pet? How does it work?  What are the benefits? How does it help me get my pet back if they are lost?

A microchip in animals is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin. The chip is about the size of a large grain of rice. It uses passive RFID. RFID is Radio Frequency identification. It is inserted with a large needle in between the shoulder blades on the pet. Many pets don’t flinch or make a sound when it...
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National Pet first aid awareness takes place in April

What things should you have on hand at home for your pet? How can I tell if my pet is in need of veterinary care right away? What do I do if my pet is having a seizure? We are going to share some helpful information on how to keep your pets safe at home and how to tell when they need care right away.

What should you have on hand at home? It can be beneficial to have a digital thermometer just for your pets. If your pet is acting sick, taking a rectal temperature can be helpful. Normal temperature...
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April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

What is Lyme disease?  How can my dog get Lyme disease? How can I prevent my dog from being infected? If my dog does contract Lyme what do I do? Is Lyme disease a serious illness? In this article we will tell you the important things you need to know about Lyme disease and dogs. The best medicine is prevention.

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial disease caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi. This bacteria is carried and transmitted to dogs by deer ticks. Infection occurs typically when the...
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The Importance of the 4dx snap test for dogs

What is the 4dx snap test? What does it test for? Why should I have my dog tested? How often should my dog be tested? What if my dog is positive for something?

The 4Dx snap test in the veterinary world is a blood test that is run in the hospital and provides results in 8 minutes. The test is a screening process for six vector-borne diseases. We are checking your dog for Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia ewingi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma platys. You are probably...


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Why do cats purr?

What is a purr?

A purr is the sound produced as a part of communication and self healing. The purr can vary between different species and breed of cat. A domesticated cat purrs at around 30 - 170 vibrations per second, while a larger feline purrs at a much lower and deeper frequency. Some theorize that the purr is produced by the muscle folds of the larynx that vibrate when air is inhaled and exhaled. Others believe that the purr is produced by the small hyoid bone located between the...


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