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Pet New Year Resolutions

10. Check Your Pet’s ID Information Whenever you move or change your phone number, updating your pet’s tag and/or microchip information may not be at the top of your “to-do” list. Take the time to make sure all of your information is correct so that if your furry friend is missing, they can get home…

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What’s Included In Your Pet’s Physical Exam

Ever wonder what we really look for during your pet’s physical exam each visit? Dr. Pollins gives everyone the scoop!

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Bladder Troubles!

Capi is a 4 year old neutered male cat. Capi’s owner noticed that he was hiding more and not wanting to eat or drink anything. When she saw him straining and crying out in the litter box, she brought Capi in to Temperance Animal Hospital for an exam to see if he was having trouble…

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Canine Influenza Update July 2018

As you may know, there have been press releases regarding a “Canine Influenza Outbreak in the Metro-Detroit Area”. The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association has verified that there have been at least four cases of H3N2 Canine Influenza in Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland Counties. The H3N2 strain is the “newer strain” of Influenza. You may recall…

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Tick Prevention is More Important Than Ever!

The most recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that there has been a 3 fold increase in Vector Borne diseases between 2004 and 2016! Vector Borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted to people or animals by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. For our patients, Heartworm Parasite, Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis,…

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Samantha’s Stuffy Sniffer

Meet Samantha – she is a lovely 1½ year old Shih Tzu.  We first met Samantha when she was 9 weeks old at her new puppy wellness visit with Dr. Whitmer.  During her visit, Samantha was a typical puppy – playful, outgoing, and wiggly!  There was one problem though, and Dr. Whitmer noticed it right…

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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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Sherlock the Cat

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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