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Canine Mast Cell Tumor

By Suzanne Rau DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Mast cell tumor (MCT) is the most common skin cancer found in dogs.  MCTs originate from the overgrowth of mast cells, one of the normal immune system cells in the body.  Normally, mast cells…

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MVA 5K

MVA 5K has moved back to Spring AND to a new location!!! When:  Saturday, May 7th, 2016 Where:  Lower Perkiomen Valley Park All proceeds benefit The Paws of Promise Foundation Chip Timed Race Leashed dogs welcome T-shirt to pre-registered participants…

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Laryngeal Paralysis

By Jacqui Niles, BVetMed, Cert SAS, Diplomate AVCS The larynx (voice box) is the gate keeper at the top of the airway. It allows air into the trachea (windpipe) and down into the lungs but stops food and liquids from…

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Give a dog a bone?

By Corinne Durand, DVM Give a dog a bone? It’s one of those anecdotes we all grow up hearing and believing. Truth is that any substance as hard as or harder than a tooth can break it. The FDA has…

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Emergency FAQ – Our pet was hit by a car

Our pet was hit by a car. Is there anything particular I should do when I transport him/her to the hospital? Injuries following vehicular trauma can vary from superficial abrasions to life-threatening bleeding, fractures, or head trauma. Each patient’s injuries…

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Canine Travel Tips

Summer is one of the most popular times of the year to travel with our pets.  And since the last week of summer is approaching, we wanted to share some Canine Travel Tips to help you prepare.

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Frequently Asked Emergency Question

Collapse: A frequent presentation to the Emergency Services is a dog that has collapsed at home. There are multiple scenarios, but the most common is a dog that was previously completely normal who was in the yard and suddenly was…

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Cataracts

By:  Amanda Corr, VMD, DACVO What is a cataract? A cataract is an opacification of the normally crystal clear lens inside of the eye. Like the lens of a camera, the lens helps to focus and allow for optimal vision.  …

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