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What Every Puppy Owner Needs to Know About Parvo in Puppies

What Every Puppy Owner Needs to Know About Parvo in Puppies

Parvovirus is a highly contagious often deadly virus that is spread between dogs through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects such as bowls or toys.  Below are Mechanicsburg vets share facts about parvovirus that you need to know to help keep your four-legged friend healthy.

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What Osteoarthritis in Dogs?

What Osteoarthritis in Dogs?

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition that worsens over time in dogs. Although there is no cure for this painful condition, our Mechanicsburg veterinarians can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to live a good quality of life as they age.

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What is degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs?

What is degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs?

Degenerative myelopathy is a genetic disorder that can affect your dog's spinal cord and severely limit mobility. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians explain more about this crippling condition in dogs.

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Dog Allergic Dermatitis: What Can You Do About It?

Dog Allergic Dermatitis: What Can You Do About It?

At Silver Springs Clinic, we often see dogs with "hot spots" or allergic dermatitis (also called atopic dermatitis). Dogs often develop these skin conditions when they are exposed to an allergen. In this post, our Mechanicsburg vets discuss ways you can recognize the different types of allergic dermatitis in dogs and how they are treated.

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Treatment and Prevention of Rabies in Dogs

Treatment and Prevention of Rabies in Dogs

Rabies is a highly contagious and lethal virus for pets; fortunately, it is preventable through vaccinations and preventive care. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians are available to discuss rabies symptoms and how to keep it from infecting your dog.

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Ear Mites in Cats

Ear Mites in Cats

Ear mites are a common external parasite that is highly contagious. They can cause severe ear and skin irritation in cats and dogs, as well as infections that cause excessive itching, scratching, and health problems. They are more common in cats than in dogs, and they are relatively simple to treat. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians list the symptoms, causes, and treatments for ear mites in cats here.

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Vaccinations protect your dog from a variety of serious illnesses, but owners are frequently concerned about vaccine-related side effects. Today, our Mechanicsburg veterinarians discuss the most common vaccination side effects in dogs, as well as what to do if your dog reacts negatively to their shots.

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Cat Rabies Vaccine: Schedule, Cost, and Side Effects

Cat Rabies Vaccine: Schedule, Cost, and Side Effects

The rabies virus is extremely dangerous for cats, but it is entirely preventable. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians discuss the costs, timing, and side effects of your cat's rabies vaccination.

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Five of The Most Common Orthopedic Problems in Dogs

Five of The Most Common Orthopedic Problems in Dogs

Any dog parent's heart will melt when they see their pup run, jump, and race around outside. This activity, and all of its health benefits, can be halted or exacerbated by health issues affecting their bones, joints, tendons, or ligaments. Our Mechanicsburg veterinarians explain four of the most common orthopedic health issues in dogs, as well as which breeds are prone to them and how they can be treated.

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Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Does your dog have a habit of chewing and eating everything in its path? If so, you may be worried about the possibility of a bowel obstruction. In this blog, our Mechanicsburg vets explain what bowel obstructions are and why it's very important to have this serious condition treated as quickly as possible.

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