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The Case of the Hidden Heartworms

Meet Bane   Bane is a 5 year old Doberman Pinscher that came to see Dr. Garcia last winter to discuss having a mass on his chest removed as it had started bleeding and was causing him discomfort.  During Bane’s pre-surgical screenings, he tested positive for heartworm disease.  Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is, as its name…

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The Mystery of Sherlock

Meet Sherlock. Sherlock is a rather interesting case and highlights the importance of considering unusual diseases when traditional treatments aren’t working. It also shows the importance of Temperance Animal Hospital’s close working relationship with the Emergency Doctors, Internists, Surgeons, and Radiologists at MedVet Toledo in providing you and your pets with the very best medical…

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The Road to Recovery (A Medical Blog)

[NOTE: The following blog article contains pictures of a semi-graphic medical nature] Jax was presented as an emergency to Temperance Animal Hospital in August after an altercation with a much larger dog. He had serious injuries which could only be fully assessed following sedation and injectable pain medications had been administered. Dr. Garcia began by…

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Heartworms, fleas, and ticks… Oh my!

At Temperance Animal Hospital, we are continually comparing new and existing products that are available for your pets. As we all know, fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for your dog and unpleasant for you to deal with. With this in mind, our goal has always been to make sure that you have access to safe,…

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It’s a suburban jungle out there!

Attention All Dog Owners: At Temperance Animal Hospital we are continually keeping an eye on emerging Infectious Diseases. Our goal has always been to make sure your pets are adequately protected against disease, while being sensitive to the concerns of “over-vaccinating” or vaccine-associated events. In light of recent information, the doctors at Temperance Animal Hospital…

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The Case of the Squinty Eye

“I woke up this morning and Fluffy couldn’t open her eye!”   This is something that our doctors at Temperance Animal Hospital hear frequently.  There are several painful conditions of the eye that can cause your pet to hold one or both eyes closed.  These include: corneal ulcers, glaucoma (a painful increase in pressure within the…

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Facts About Canine Influenza

We, here at Temperance Animal Hospital, want to thank everyone for their concern and patience as we investigated and familiarized ourselves with the facts about the current Canine Influenza cases. As many of you are already aware, there has been fear of an outbreak with the Canine Influenza strain H3N2. Mostly concentrated in the Chicago area, this outbreak has…

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Make Your Pet’s Season of Noise More Enjoyable

The season of noise is upon us! Fourth of July celebrations are on the way as well the usual summer rash of storms. One of the more common questions we have been receiving at Temperance Animal Hospital is, “What can I do for my dog so that he/she is not so scared?” Many dogs (and most cats) will go about their normal day-to-day business…

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An Ounce of Prevention!

You know the saying right?  ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. Well, nowhere is that more true than when considering dental health for our pets!  This month we will be discussing the importance of dental radiography and preventive dentistry in our canine and feline patients.  As with many health concerns, prevention of dental disease is…

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Common Oral and Dental Disease of Dogs and Cats

February is Veterinary Dental Health Awareness Month. Last February we talked about the importance of having a professional Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) performed on your pet.  It seems fitting that this year we discuss some of the most common oral and dental diseases found in our beloved dogs and cats.  So let’s get started!…

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