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Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

Ironically, the dog days of summer — the hottest time of the year — are not always good for dogs. Dr. Jennifer Reinhart, a specialist in veterinary internal medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, shares tips on preventing dehydration and other hot-weather hazards that could require a trip to the […]



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Why Is My Dog Panting Heavily?

It’s normal for dogs to pant, especially when they’re hot, excited, or energetic. Heavy panting is different, though, and may be a sign your dog is dangerously overheated, coping with a chronic health problem, or has experienced a life-threatening trauma. READ MORE



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Skin Diseases Common in Cats

Studies indicate that between 6 and 15 percent of feline patients have at least one dermatopathy (skin disease) and many cats suffer from more than one. Among cats presented to the dermatology service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, for instance, a recent study showed that 22 percent had evidence of two skin diseases […]



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Keep Your Pet Away from Blue-Green Algae

Hot, wet summertime conditions foster the development of blue-green algae in ponds and lakes. Steve Ensley, a clinical veterinary toxicologist at Kansas State University in Manhattan, said Monday in a news release from the university, health problems can arise when animals and people come into contact with various toxins produced by blue-green algae. The most […]



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Regular Veterinary Care Prevents Dangerous Periodontal Disease

Untreated periodontal disease in cats and dogs can lead to heart, liver and kidney damage, according to the AVMA, but periodontal disease is preventable with regular at-home and veterinary cleaning and care. Signs of dental problems that should be checked by a veterinarian include bad breath; discolored, broken or loose teeth; oral pain or bleeding; […]



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Keep Your Family Together — Microchip Your Pet

During this stormy and noisy season, more pets run off and are lost than at any other time of year. A key to being reunited with a lost pet is a microchip. If your pet does have a microchip, make sure it is checked yearly to ensure it is working. Not all microchips are created […]



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Tis the Season for Giving

Lori Champion is a Hickman, Nebraska resident who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 11 years ago. Over the years, her mobility has decreased significantly. She has difficulty walking, and even everyday tasks like getting the mail and loading the dishwasher have been a struggle. Lori is trying to raise money to be able to get […]



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Trick or Treat on the Trail

We had a great time at the 2017 Hickman Treat or Treat on the Trail! Funds raised from the event are being used to get lighting for the trail. Thanks to all who came out and stopped by to get some treats, and to check out our haunted dog house!



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