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Tips on How To Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Tips on How To Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Are you thinking about getting a pet? If so, it's important to understand what your pet will need to stay healthy and happy, and what being a responsible pet owner entails. Below, our Madison vets and team share some of the most important aspects of being a truly responsible pet owner.

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What Does a Vet Do During My Pet's Routine Checkup

What Does a Vet Do During My Pet's Routine Checkup

Routine exams - or pet checkups - play an essential role in giving your pet their very best shot at a long and healthy life, but what does a vet do during your pet's routine exam? Here, our Madison team explains what happens when you bring your pet in for a checkup. 

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How To Choose a Pet for Your Family

How To Choose a Pet for Your Family

So you're ready to commit to the responsibility of owning a pet, but you're not sure what kind to get. There are loads of things to consider when adding an animal to the family. Here, our Madison vets discuss types of pets and the rewards and challenges that come with each kind. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious illness caused by mosquitos. It is typically founding dogs, cats, and ferrets and can result in organ failure and death if left untreated. Today, our Madison 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 pose a danger to people and pets. In this post, our Madison vets explain how these external parasites thrive and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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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 fecal exams give your Madison vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Today, our Madison vets offer insight on the signs and symptoms of three of the most common cat illnesses and what to do if your cat is sick.

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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 can make your pet (and you) miserable if left untreated. Flea infestations can also lead to infection and disease. Today, our Madison vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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