Monthly Archives: June 2016

From Our Clients: Willy’s Story

Willy is a 6-year-old Pekingese – also called Lion Dogs – who came to see us on April 10, 2016, for a right-hind limb-limp. Dr. Meaghan Callahan, who is one of our PennHIP certified veterinarians, examined Willy. No known trauma … Continue reading

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Dr. Meaghan Callahan Receives PennHIP Certification

Congratulations to Dr. Meaghan Callahan for receiving her PennHIP certification. We now have four PennHIP certified veterinarians, Drs. Armstrong, Clarke, Callahan, and Welborn. There are no other veterinarians in Hillsborough County that are PennHIP certified. Related articles Prevent a Lifetime … Continue reading

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Prevent a Lifetime of Suffering: Screening and Treatment of Puppies for Hip Laxity and Hip Dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is the abnormal development of the hip joint characterized by excessive hip laxity that leads to osteoarthritis. It is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs. Hip dysplasia is one of the most … Continue reading

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Why Preventive Health Care is Important for Cats

Remember the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Those words directly relate to the healthcare of our cats. Avoiding illness is always better than treating it, so let’s explore ways to “prevent” rather than … Continue reading

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Why do Cats Lick their “Privates” in Public?

Most of the time cats are a source of amusement, but sometimes they can be a source of embarrassment. While pet owners may enjoy watching a cat play with a plastic mouse or chase the red beam from a laser … Continue reading

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A Cleaner, Greener Home for Your Pets

Go green! Conservationists everywhere tout the benefits of living a “green” life. Being environmentally responsible is healthier for the planet, for us, and for our pets. Since we want the best for our pets, we should include them in the … Continue reading

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Are over-the-counter medications safe for my dog?

Our dogs are part of the family. They keep us company, play games with us, and provide emotional support. In other words, they are almost human, so it’s understandable that we reach for human medications when they feel poorly. Before … Continue reading

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Microchips Save Lives

Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat has slipped out an open door and disappeared. If he’s wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you’ll get him back. But what if the collar comes off or he … Continue reading

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