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Spaying and Neutering Has Health Benefits for Pets

Spayed females tend to live longer.  Spaying helps to prevent breast cancer.  Having your pet spayed before the first heat gives the best protection, but there can also be benefits from allowing your pet to have one heat cycle before surgery.  It is best for you to discuss this with the veterinarian. Unspayed females are […]

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4 out of 5 Pets Live With Dental Pain

It is a sad statistic, but true.  4 out of 5 pets are living with dental disease, pain, and infection. Animals are very good at hiding symptoms of pain and discomfort, so many owners are unaware of the problem until it is severe. Some signs that your pet is experiencing dental discomfort include: Bad Breath […]

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Be Aware of Xylitol in Common Products

Recently, some posts about certain brands of peanut butter being a danger to dogs have been circulating on social media such as Facebook. Dogs love peanut butter.  It is a very common flavor for treats and dog biscuits, as well as being used right from the jar to stuff a treat or give a reward.  […]

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2018 Is Going To Be An Exciting Year!

We are delighted to announce that Southtowns Animal Hospital has acquired the building at 136 Orchard Park Road, the former site of Continental Transmission. There are many new and fantastic things in store for this property, including deluxe boarding for dogs, cats and exotic animals, obedience training, behavior training, day care for dogs, and more! […]

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Some Winter Tips for Your Pets

Know Your Dog’s Limits A dog’s cold-tolerance and from breed to breed.  If it is too cold for you to stand outdoors without a coat, it is probably too cold for your dog.  Short-haired dogs feel the cold faster and should wear warm, dry coats for outdoor activities.  Short legged pets become colder faster because […]

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Help Support The Animal Food Bank of WNY

Bring your pets and join us for Photos With Santa on Saturday December 2nd and Saturday December 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm! Photos are $5.00 each, and all proceeds go to benefit the Animal Food Bank of Western New York There will be a basket raffle, and treats for people and pets! Please help […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Heartworms

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the […]

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3 Serious Canines Conditions

The following 3 conditions are serious illnesses that may happen to a dog. If you notice any of these symptoms or are worried your dog may be afflicted with one of these it is important that you give us a call and bring your dog to the Vet immediately! Canine Infectious Hepatitis Canine Infectious Hepatitis […]

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What is Distemper Anyway?

As we all know, Canine Distemper has NOTHING at all to do with a dog’s behavior or temperament. Many people mistakenly believe otherwise. The confusion comes from the origins of the word and the sometimes strange notions people had about what caused diseases many hundreds of years ago. Our word “Distemper” comes from the Latin […]

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