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Dog lying on tile floor

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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Bane wrapped in blanket

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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