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How can I tell if my cat is sick?

How can I tell if my cat is sick?

Because many cats have stoic personalities, they can sometimes hide their discomfort if they are sick. Our vets in Tazewell County share some signs and symptoms that your four-legged companion may be ill. 

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Cushing's Disease in Dogs: Causes, Complications & Medications

Cushing's Disease in Dogs: Causes, Complications & Medications

Our vets in Tazewell County explain Cushing's disease in dogs and its causes, along with complications and treatments. 

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Routine Exams: Why are regular vet checkups important?

Routine Exams: Why are regular vet checkups important?

Regular veterinary checkups can help keep your pet healthy by allowing your vet a chance to check for early symptoms of common illnesses, and to assess your pet’s overall health. Today, our Tazewell County veterinarians explain what you can expect when you bring your pet in for a cat or dog checkup.

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What does a vet do during a routine checkup?

What does a vet do during a routine checkup?

Bringing your pet to your veterinarian for routine checkups can help keep him or her healthy. Today, our vets in Tazewell County describe what you can expect when you bring your pet in for a routine pet checkup.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love and care for your pet. So, your vet has to have the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So, what qualifications should you look for?

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease can lead to organ damage, severe lung disease, and heart failure. It may even be fatal for pets in Tazewell County. This serious condition is typically found in cats, dogs, and ferrets. In this post, our vets explain why prevention is key. 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Tazewell County vets explain how these external parasites thrive.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

One of the most common tick-borne diseases is Lyme disease. Today, our Tazewell County vets define Lyme disease in pets and tell us which symptoms to watch for, in addition to treatment options. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting annual fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Tazewell County vet a chance to examine your pet for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

The most common external parasite can make your pet especially miserable. If left untreated, a flea infestation can even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Tazewell County vets share early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Caring for Pets in Tazewell County

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