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PETS AND HUMAN MEDICATION

              Accidental pet poisonings are on the rise and some of the most common are from human medication. Have you ever taken your daily medication and dropped a pill on the floor? When that happens your pet is usually right there waiting to pick it up. We at Ash Veterinary Clinic want to make you aware that certain everyday medications can make your pet very ill and can even cause death.             Ibuprofen and naproxen are called NSAIDs, which stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are the most common...

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019

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Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Of course, February is not the only month you should be concerned about your pet’s oral care, but it is a time for us to bring attention to such an important part of your pet’s health. What would happen if you stopped brushing your own teeth altogether? Even if you only ate hard food, as most dogs do, there still would be problems such as bacteria and tartar which lead to bad breath. Like humans, it is recommended to brush your dog’s teeth twice daily. Here at Ash Veterinary Clinic, we understand that brushing your dog’s...

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

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FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL PET DENTAL MONTH

Root canals, dental x-rays, orthodontics, crowns, caps, implants, and periodontal surgery for pets? You must be kidding! Not at all. Dental procedures are performed daily in veterinary practices and taking care of your pet’s teeth at home may be easier than you think. At Ash Veterinary Clinic, we want to make sure you know how to keep your furry family member’s teeth white, healthy and smelling great! Examination is the key to diagnosis and helps determine the health of your pet’s teeth and mouth. A pet owner can help by...

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019

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8 Things to Never Feed Your Cat or Dog

  It is common knowledge that animals can become very sick from chocolate, but did you know that there are many more common foods that are toxic to animals like gum, avocados, grapes, some nuts, etc. Many people think that dogs and cats can eat what humans eat. We often do not think twice about giving them a bite of our cookie or worry too much when they scavenge for food. The problem is that dogs and cats do not metabolize foods the same way we do, and many of the foods we eat are dangerous for them. These are the eight most...

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

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WINTER DOG CARE

 In the summer months, many stories are written about potentially fatal consequences of leaving dogs inside hot cars or barns. Leaving a dog outside and exposed to cold weather for long periods of time in the winter can be just as dangerous.  During this time of the year, people do not realize that if you are cold outside, your dog is probably cold, too. Last week we covered information on how to keep your outdoor cat safe during the winter, so this week, we are going to focus on the dogs. Cold weather can put a significant...

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019

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