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Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppies and kittens may look cute in photographs together, but you'll want to make sure they get along at home. Today, our Madison vets share some tips on how to ensure that your puppy and kitten behave well together.

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Puppy’s First Vet Visit: Checklist & What to Expect

Puppy’s First Vet Visit: Checklist & What to Expect

If you’re the proud pet parent of a new puppy, our Madison vets will tell you everything you should know about what to do to prepare for your puppy's first visit and what will happen when you take your puppy to its first vet visit.

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Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

When a dog's kidneys are healthy, they perform a number of essential functions. However, dogs experiencing acute kidney failure suffer from a sudden and rapid decline in kidney function that will need urgent veterinary care. In this post, our Madison vets list signs of acute kidney failure in dogs and what to do if your dog suddenly shows signs of kidney failure. 

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Diet For Cats With Hyperthyroidism

Diet For Cats With Hyperthyroidism

Your cat's thyroid releases hormones that regulate many processes within the body. When thyroid hormone levels become too high (hyperthyroidism), your cat is at risk of developing serious health issues. Today, our Madison vets will explain how dietary changes can treat hyperthyroidism in cats.

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Cataracts in Cats

Cataracts in Cats

Have you noticed your cat's eyes have started to cloud over? This may be a sign that your cat is developing cataracts in its eyes. Today, our Madison vets will provide you with information on cataracts in cats and what to look out for.

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How To Prevent Valley Fever in Dogs

How To Prevent Valley Fever in Dogs

Valley fever is a serious condition that has the ability to affect people, dogs, cats and livestock throughout the Southwestern states but most commonly in Arizona. Our Madison vets discuss the effects of valley fever in dogs and what you can do to prevent it.

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Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

An aural hematoma, or ear hematoma, is a blood-filled swelling that may develop on your cat's ear. In this article, our Madison veterinarians offer information about aural hematomas and their treatment.

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Dog Knee Surgery

Dog Knee Surgery

If your dog has knee pain due to a torn ligament (the equivalent of ACLs in humans), surgery may be your best bet for treatment. In this article, our Madison vets look at 3 surgery options for treating this very common knee injury in dogs.

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Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Stones in Dogs

In today's post, our Madison veterinarians discuss bladder stones in dogs. It can lead to urination problems in dogs and, left untreated, can be life-threatening by blocking the bladder.

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Cat Urinary Tract Infections and Diseases: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

Cat Urinary Tract Infections and Diseases: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

The veterinary team at our animal hospital serving Madison sees far fewer urinary tract infections in cats than we do in dogs. With that being said, there are many urinary tract conditions that may frequently affect older cats. Here, we explain urinary tract infections and other conditions in cats.

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