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07/31/2018

If you haven’t ever heard of hot spots, you certainly aren’t alone. Many dog owners, even those with plenty of experience with canine companions, have not heard of this painful and irritating skin condition. Also known as acute moist dermatitis, hot spots are actually a response by your dog’s immune system that manifests on her skin. They appear as red, moist and angry lesions that can appear on the skin on any part of her body although they tend to be more prevalent on the base of the tail, hips, chest or head. They often start out quite small, but are able to grow and spread rapidly, and this is because canines have a tendency to irritate the skin further by scratching, biting and licking it. Over time, hot spots can become increasingly painful for your dog to bear and may become infected. At this point they may bleed, ooze with a yellow or green pus and emit a foul smell.


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06/29/2018

When we choose to bring an animal in to our homes and lives they very quickly become a much-loved part of our family. As caring and responsible owners, we take the safety and security of our creatures very seriously. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, an estimate by the American Humane Society states that 10 million dogs and cats alone are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year and one in three pets will become lost at some point during their lifetime.

 

Losing a pet is every owner’s worst fear but knowing what to do in the event that your pet does become lost can increase the likelihood that your beloved animal is returned to you safe and well.

 

Here is our guide to what you need to do in case your pet gets lost.


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May 30, 2018

Training is an extremely important part of any dog’s life, and something which should be a priority as soon as your new furbaby is settled into your home. However, behavioral training isn’t just for canines. Cats too can benefit from learning the rules about how to behave when sharing a house with you, and in doing so, become much more pleasurable pets to have.


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April/30/2018

There are many different things to consider when it comes to looking after a dog. While new owners are usually prepared to ensure that their furbaby gets the right nutrition and preventative medical care, there are also other aspects of canine care that are much less obvious. One of the biggest surprises for many dog owners is the need to regularly brush their pet’s teeth.

 

Most of us take brushing our own teeth for granted, but for obvious reasons, this isn’t something that your pet can do for himself. Dental chews and chew toys go some way to helping your dog enjoy better dental health, but to ensure that he avoids dental problems in the future and is able to retain his teeth for as long as possible, you need to commit to a regular brushing routine.


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03/30/2018

Your dog’s teeth are a vital part of their anatomy, and as a responsible and caring owner it is your job to ensure that they stay as healthy as possible. Regular brushing and visits to our veterinarian can help keep decay and periodontal disease at bay, but it is inevitable that your canine companion may still suffer from some degree of toothache at some point during their lifetime.


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February 28, 2018

Cavities, also referred to as caries by dental professionals, are the single most common dental problem facing humans. Although significantly less likely to affect canines, cavities can still occur and put the health and wellbeing of your dog at risk.
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January 15, 2018

All Paws Veterinary Clinic shares to you the different dental problems your furbaby might have that causes bad breath, and what to do to treat it. For more information on this and other related cases, contact us at (847) 584-1900 and schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.
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December 14, 2017

Regardless of what illness you have, being unwell isn’t a pleasant experience. The symptoms of viruses, infections and other health problems can be painful and debilitating and often the worse the underlying illness, the worse the symptoms can be. 


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November 30, 2017

Kennel cough (proper name infectious tracheobronchitis) is a common and highly contagious condition affecting dogs in the U.S. Kennel cough can be highly unpleasant and debilitating, and in some rare cases, prove to be fatal.


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October 20, 2017

Pet microchipping has been around for a number of years, but not all owners are aware of the importance and the benefits that the practice offers. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets go missing from their homes, becoming lost or running away. Many are stolen by opportunistic thieves, and worryingly, a growing number are targeted specifically with the intention of breeding them, due to the high demand for pedigree puppies and kittens.
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September 1, 2017

Have you ever wondered what breeds your mixed breed dog is actually a mix of? Or if your pure breed dog may have any genetic markers? Genetic Health Analysis testing now makes it possible! 


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August 1, 2017

August is Parasite Prevention Month at All Paws! Parasites can be found either internally (intestinal parasites, heartworm) or externally (fleas, ticks, mites).  
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June 28, 2017

The American Veterinary Medical Association has some great tips for keeping your pet safe during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday:
https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/July-4-Safety.aspx
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June 22, 2017

There have been a lot of pet food and treat recalls lately! Here is the latest list:
https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/
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June 6, 2017

Beginning on Thursday, July 6th All Paws Veterinary Clinic will have new office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 8:00am. We will now be open every day from 8:00am to 6:00pm. 
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02/10/2017

Did you know that 1 in every 3 pets go missing in its lifetime? Without a proper ID, 90% of them never find their way home. Unlike traditional ID’s, microchipping your pet is a way of giving your pet a permanent ID that can’t become lost or fall off.
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