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How to Help a Choking Dog: Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs

How to Help a Choking Dog: Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs

Dogs are playful and curious, and most will chew just about anything - bones, toys, or shoes. Knowing what to do if your dog is choking is important! Today, our Tracy veterinarians share how to help your dog during a choking emergency.

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Why is my cat breathing heavily or panting?

Why is my cat breathing heavily or panting?

While other animals might commonly pant in order to cool themselves down, in cats it could be an indication of an underlying health issue. Our Tracy vets talk about why you might find your cat breathing heavy and when you should see your vet. 

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Which Houseplants Are Toxic To Cats?

Which Houseplants Are Toxic To Cats?

Many houseplants are toxic to cats. Our Tracy vets recommend that you learn to identify the plants in your home and garden in case your feline friend decides to nibble on a leafy snack; you will be able to tell your vet exactly what they have been eating.

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Facial Swelling in Dogs

Facial Swelling in Dogs

Facial swelling in dogs can happen suddenly. While there can be many factors that lead to facial swelling, it is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction. The cause of these allergic reactions can range from bug bites to medications or even environmental factors. In this post, our Tracy vets list causes, symptoms and treatment options for this condition.

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What to Expect at Your Dog's X-Ray Appointment

What to Expect at Your Dog's X-Ray Appointment

Does your dog need an x-ray? Today our Tracy vets explain what you can expect when you bring your dog to Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital for an X-ray.

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Pet CT Scans

Pet CT Scans

To help you understand why your pet may need a CT scan or PET scan our Tracy vets explain what PET/CT technology is used for and what you should expect when you bring your pet in for diagnostic imaging.

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Spayed and Neutered Cats - What To Know About Getting A Cat Fixed

Spayed and Neutered Cats - What To Know About Getting A Cat Fixed

There are many benefits to getting your cat fixed. Today, our Tracy vets explain everything you need to know about cat spays and neuters, including the proper timing of the procedure and its various benefits.

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How Can I Help My Teething Puppy?

How Can I Help My Teething Puppy?

Puppy teething can be a challenging time - for pet parents and their canine companions alike. Today, our Tracy share ways to relieve your puppy's discomfort while they're teething.

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ACL Surgery For Dogs

ACL Surgery For Dogs

As any sports fan knows all too well, ACL tears are a common injury among our favourite athletes. What you might not know, is that while there is no ACL in dogs, the CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) is essentially the same thing--with some key differences that make torn ACL style injuries even more common in dogs than they are in people! Today our Tracy vets tackle the subject of ACL surgery for dogs.

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Caring For Your Dog After Surgery

Caring For Your Dog After Surgery

After your dog has had surgery, you can play a pivotal role in helping them to fully recover. Attentive, diligent post-op care is essential to help them return to their daily routine as soon as possible. Today, our Tracy vets share some tips for how to care for your dog after surgery - and specifically how to handle it if they are coughing, shaking, or not eating.

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