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Therapy Laser - -A.D. Coppel, DVM Therapy lasers stimulate the body’s cells to promote healing, alleviate pain and inflammation, increase circulation, and relax muscles.Therapy lasers emit a pleasant warming sensation and most patients relax and enjoy their sessions. Most treatments only take a few minutes to deliver the non-invasive, deep tissue therapy. Typically, multiple sessions are most effective, […]
Fireworks and Hot Weather Tips - -A.D. Coppel, DVM Independence Day is nearing which can mean the potential for fireworks to be going off several nights in a row near your home.  Here are a few tips to help ease firework anxiety in your pets.  Keep your pets indoors after the sun starts to go down.  Make sure all windows and […]
Lyme Disease - Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and dogs by the nymph and adult black-legged (deer) tick, Ixodes scapularis. The disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi which gets into the bloodstream through a bite from the tick. Lyme disease can occur nearly anywhere in the US. Only about 10% of positive dogs will […]
Pet Insurance - There can be a lot of confusion around the benefits of pet insurance and what exactly it covers. With most pet insurances you go to your normal veterinarian for the visit, pay the bill as usual at the time of service, then submit a claim to the insurance company and they send you a reimbursement. […]
Heartworm Disease, Testing, & Prevention - Heartworms are transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, young heartworms enter into that mosquito’s system. When this mosquito takes its next blood meal, the heartworms are transmitted to this animal. Within six months the young heartworms mature into adults. During the first three months, the larvae migrate […]
Dental Health: What Pet Owners Should Know - A.D. Coppel, DVM Good dental hygiene is just as important for our pets as it is for us humans, but it is often overlooked in our pet’s health. Periodontal disease starts out as a bacterial film called plaque. Initially, plaque is soft and brushing or chewing hard food and toys can dislodge it. Plaque can then […]
A Day in the Life of a Surgery Pet - Have you ever wondered what your pet’s day might look like when they visit us for surgery? Dr. Houser’s kitten, Oliver, visited us for surgery this week, so we decided to document his day to share with all of you! Oliver arrives around 8:30am and gets to visit with all the staff before hanging out […]
Heartworm Awareness - I thought I’d start this blog by saying “It’s officially spring and time to get concerned about Heartworms again,” however; I immediately stopped myself.  Mosquitoes, the vector (meaning the carrier and the way you can get the illness) of Heartworms do not die outside unless there is a hard frost.  Though we did have a […]
Fleas and Ticks - Spring is coming, and it has been a very wet and warm winter here in Ohio.  Since the beginning of the year we have diagnosed almost a half a dozen cases of tick-borne disease already!  If your pet isn’t on flea and tick prevention, now is the time to re-start it!  We recommend it year-round […]
Canine Distemper - The Franklin County Dog Shelter has had to euthanize fifty-some dogs in the last week due to an outbreak of Canine Distemper.  We would like to take a minute to share some information about Canine Distemper.  If your dog is current on vaccinations, hopefully this will greatly set your mind at ease. Canine Distemper Virus […]

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