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How to Identify Pain in Pets

If you ask someone if they are empathetic, most people will say yes. Most of us have been brought up to value empathy and consider it a good thing. We like to think that we can imagine and feel the discomfort and pain of another, which is the definition of empathy. When push comes to shove though, it is often tough to be empathetic to another person’s troubles. Veterinarians are often frustrated when they see a patient that they believe is in pain and recommend a treatment, only to have the client flatly deny that the animal is...

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018

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Seasonal Safety

Keeping pets safe this holiday season can be trying. With all the different types of food and decorations that pets can get into, some people spend good parts of many holidays in after-hours veterinary clinics. Often times those trips could have been prevented by some holiday awareness. Here at Ash Veterinary Clinic, we want to remind you of what to look out for in the weeks to come. The first holiday of the season is fast approaching and here is a handy tip for Thanksgiving Day. Don’t share the goodies!  We love to share...

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

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Dr. Google

As a veterinarian in a semi-rural part of the state, I see some pretty creative home remedies from clients. Some folks around here do not like to take their pets (or themselves) to the doctor unless it is something that causes them genuine alarm. Because of that mindset, some people tend to try to treat problems themselves. Here at Ash Veterinary Clinic, there are home treatments, remedies, and medications that we hear often which are not only untrue but can be dangerous to the pet.  Some start like this: “He’s been limping for...

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018

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BACK TO SCHOOL

By Dr. Toinette Strusinski-Broschay For Digital First Media   Do you know what your dog and cat are going to do when you go back to school? It happens every year. It is time for school – new teachers, new friends, and lots of homework. Are you ready? Are your pets ready for you to go back to school? Your pets have been used to you being home all summer and will miss you when you are gone all day. We want to make the back to school adjustment easier for both you and your pets! Let’s start with the beginning of the...

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

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Choosing to End an Animal’s Suffering is a Final Act of Love

  It is the question every pet lover dreads, “When is the right time to say goodbye?” There is never an easy answer to this question. Choosing to euthanize your pet is the hardest decision to make and we can tell you from decades of experience that it is a decision that never gets easier. We at Ash Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Center can offer you advice and support, and friends and family can offer you sympathy, but no one can make the decision for you. When you live with an elderly or terminally ill pet, you...

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

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4th of July Hazards

If there is one holiday that is unpopular at veterinary hospitals, it is the Fourth of July because the fireworks and other celebrations of can trigger pet care tragedies, which means a flow of lost, sick or injured pets.                 Loud noises startle and distress pets, because they have very sensitive hearing. Scared pets have been known to jump out of apartment windows, leap over or dig under fences, or chew their skin until it is raw. They may also bolt out an open door to become lost or hit by a car. Even the ones who...

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018

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