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Our Springfield professionals share some helpful tips and information that may help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs: Stages & Treatment

Periodontal Disease in Dogs: Stages & Treatment

Periodontal disease not only negatively impacts the health of your dog's mouth, but it can also impact their overall health and well-being. Here, our Springfield vets explain the disease as well as its symptoms, causes, and treatment options. 

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Kitten's First Vet Visit: What to Expect

Kitten's First Vet Visit: What to Expect

So you have just brought home a little bundle of joy. Congratulations! But make sure you're scheduling your first veterinary appointment, as well as routine exams going forward. To help you prepare, our Springfield vets discuss what to expect at your kitten's first appointment.

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Bad Breath in Dogs

Bad Breath in Dogs

Do you find that you recoil from your pup when they come in for a cuddle or apologize to guests for the smell? Bad breath is quite common in our canine companions — especially as they grow older — and can be a sign of serious health issues in your pooch. Here, our Springfield vets explain what might be causing your dog's bad breath and how you can help to treat or even prevent it.

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Gingivitis in Dogs

Gingivitis in Dogs

Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and the first stage of periodontal disease. It is quite prevalent in dogs and is curable; but, if left untreated, it can result in tooth loss. Our Springfield dentists explain in more detail inside.

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Puppy Teething

Puppy Teething

Teething can be a trying time for puppy owners. Pain caused by teething often leads our four-legged babies to chew on things they shouldn't - including favorite shoes or accessible toes. Today, our Springfield vets share advice on how to help relieve your puppy's pain and survive this difficult stage.

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Reverse Sneeze in Dogs

Reverse Sneeze in Dogs

Your dog suddenly stops, extends its neck, and produces a loud snorting sound. There is a good chance that you have just witnessed a reverse sneeze, and while it may be somewhat alarming it is common in small dogs. Below, our Springfield vets explain paroxysmal respiration.

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Seizures in Dogs

Seizures in Dogs

Seizures in older dogs and younger dogs can be caused by several factors ranging from heat exhaustion to epilepsy. Today, our Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital vets help you to understand more about seizures in dogs.

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Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms in Dogs

A common type of parasite that can infect local dogs is called a tapeworm. Our Springfield veterinary team is going to talk about tapeworms in dogs today, covering topics such as the most common symptoms and available treatments.

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Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

Is your dog having trouble passing stool or 'scooting'? The issue could be anal sac disease. Our Springfield vets explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this bothersome condition in dogs in today's post.

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Cats & Dogs: The Benefits of a Pet Wellness Plan

Cats & Dogs: The Benefits of a Pet Wellness Plan

Wellness plans are 'packages' that include routine veterinary care services at a reduced price. Today, our Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital team discusses the advantages of wellness plans, as well as some considerations.

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