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Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

Joint pain is a common condition which afflicts dogs of all ages, affecting their quality of life and, if untreated, potentially developing into serious conditions and injuries. It may be difficult to notice your dog is experiencing joint pain unless you know what to look for. Here, our Apple Valley vets walk you through joint pain in your pup, including its types, causes and treatments. 

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Dog Hip Dysplasia: Symptoms, Causes & Surgeries

Dog Hip Dysplasia: Symptoms, Causes & Surgeries

If your pup is exhibiting signs of hip dysplasia, such as discomfort and pain while exercising, it is critical to get them checked out by a vet as soon as possible. Here, our Apple Valley vets will walk you through the causes, symptoms and surgical treatment options for this condition in your dog.

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Caring for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery: Managing Pain and Speeding Recovery

Caring for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery: Managing Pain and Speeding Recovery

When your pet undergoes any surgery, it is important for pet parents to know how to care for their dog after the procedure. Recovery can be a long and frustrating process, and that is even more true for orthopedic surgery. Here, our Apple Valley vets provide you with advice on how to care for your dog and manage their pain after orthopedic surgery.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has 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 is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Apple Valley. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, 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 Apple Valley vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. In this post, our Apple Valley vets share information about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options. 

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Numerous cat illnesses and their symptoms may worry you, or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our Apple Valley vets offer insight on signs and symptoms to be aware of.

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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 yearly 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 Apple Valley vet a chance to check 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?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Apple Valley vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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