It’s Time to Talk About Boutique, Exotic and Grain-Free Diets in the News

Boutique, exotic, and grain-free diets as they relate to heart disease; a hot button topic with equal amounts of frustration on all sides. Pet parents who are just trying to do what is best for their pet turn to bloggers, pet food companies, friends, and veterinarians for advice and unfortunately are left with more questions than answers as they often receive conflicting advice. The primary reason for this is that nutrition is very complex and the science behind the recently reported rise in heart disease in dogs is far from settled. In this blog I hope to clear up some of the confusion surrounding this topic.

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Protect Your Pet Against Canine Influenza

The doctors of Whitesburg Animal Hospital, PC are committed to alerting you to any changes in disease patterns in our community.  While there have been no recently reported cases of canine influenza in our immediate area; several cases have been confirmed across the United States.

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10 Early Warning Signs of Pet Cancer

Today we’ll be sharing the 10 early warning signs of pet cancer from the Veterinary Cancer Society in recognition of Pet Cancer Awareness Month.

If you notice any of these signs, be sure to make an appointment with us right away so that our veterinarians can do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is important to remember that while these can be warning signs of cancer, they can also indicate other health problems as well – if your pet has one or more of these symptoms it does not automatically mean he or she has cancer. That is why it is so important to bring your pet in for an exam and diagnostic testing.

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