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Welcome to our pet health blog. Here, our Mount Vernon vets and team share informative tips and advice to help you keep your pet looking and feeling great.

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Do Dental Chews Really Work for Dogs?

Do Dental Chews Really Work for Dogs?

Our Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Mount Vernon veterinarians explain how to find out if a dog dental chew is worth purchasing, which factors to consider, and the safety tips every dog owner should keep in mind.

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How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

Many dog owners are wondering in these hotter months how much water their dog needs. Our Mount Vernon vets will go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments if your dog gets dehydrated.

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Tetanus in Horses

Tetanus in Horses

Tetanus is a dangerous disease that can negatively affect your horse's health. Today our Mount Vernon vets explain tetanus and what can be done to prevent it.

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How Often Does My Dog Need Teeth Cleaning?

How Often Does My Dog Need Teeth Cleaning?

Gum disease and tooth decay are as problematic for dogs as they are for people. That's why caring for your dog's teeth is an important element of caring for your dog's overall health. Today our Mount Vernon vets share some tips on how to keep your puppy's teeth clean and their mouth healthy.

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Gingivitis in Cats - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Gingivitis in Cats - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Proper oral care is important for your cat. If their teeth are not cleaned regularly your cat can develop gum diseases like gingivitis. Our Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Mount Vernon vets can provide information on gingivitis in cats, its signs, causes, and treatments.

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Gastric Ulcer Syndrome in Horses: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Gastric Ulcer Syndrome in Horses: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

There are no specific symptoms that point to gastric ulcers that may encourage and ultimately cause ulcers. This doesn’t make it easy for animal owners, who must balance prevention against their horses’ daily routine. Today our Mount Vernon vets explain gastric ulcers and what to look out for in your horse.

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Equine Colic: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Equine Colic: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatment

When your equine starts to act differently, you may be concerned something serious is going on. Equine colic is common in horses and is treatable if you know what to look for. Today our Mount Vernon vets will explain equine colic, its causes, and how to prevent and treat it. 

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Puncture Wounds in Horses

Puncture Wounds in Horses

A puncture wound in your horse can be extremely dangerous if not treated properly, especially if it is in the sole, which the majority of puncture wounds are. In fact, in some cases, a puncture wound may be fatal. Our Mount Vernon vets will explain what to look for and how you can help.

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Navicular Syndrome in Horses: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Navicular Syndrome in Horses: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Navicular syndrome (caudal heel pain) is a diagnosis many horse owners dread. But this syndrome can be detected and treated. Today, our Mount Vernon vets will explain the causes, symptoms, and treatment of navicular syndrome. 

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Diarrhea in Cats: Common Causes & When It's Serious

Diarrhea in Cats: Common Causes & When It's Serious

Vomiting and diarrhea are common signs of gastrointestinal upset in cats and dogs. There are several causes for these conditions. Here, our Mount Vernon vets share what you should know, and what to do if your pet is experiencing these symptoms. 

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