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Our Gaithersburg veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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How to Recognize If Your Cat Is Sick: Signs & Symptoms

How to Recognize If Your Cat Is Sick: Signs & Symptoms

If your cat is feeling sick it may try to avoid you as much as possible so it can be hard to see the signs. Today, our Gaithersburg vets can explain how to recognize if your cat is sick and what signs and symptoms you should look out for.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass: Is my Dog Poisoned?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass: Is my Dog Poisoned?

Does your dog eat a healthy meal then head outside and begin eating grass? Does your dog eat grass, vomit, and then keep eating grass? Here, our Gaithersburg vets share some of the physical and psychological reasons dogs eat grass, and when you should be concerned about this behavior.

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Heat Stroke in Dogs: Symptoms and What To Do

Heat Stroke in Dogs: Symptoms and What To Do

Here, our Gaithersburg vets define heatstroke in dogs and provide a list of symptoms that you should watch out for as the temperature rises. We also share recommendations on how to prevent heat stroke and what to do if you think that your dog is suffering from this serious condition.

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Cat Wound Care

Cat Wound Care

Cats can sometimes become injured and sustain wounds while exploring their environment. Here, our Gaithersburg vets list common causes of wounds in cats, how to care for a cat wound, and when to take your beloved kitty to a veterinarian. 

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Common Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Common Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease is a common internal medical condition in dogs so pet parents need to be able to spot the signs early, and get the treatment their four-legged friend needs fast. Below, our Gaithersburg vets discuss common signs of heart disease in dogs.

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Heart Disease in Cats

Heart Disease in Cats

Heart disease is a serious medical condition in cats where an abnormality of the heart is present and, if left untreated, can lead to congestive heart failure. Here, our Gaithersburg vets share the types, symptoms, and treatments for heart disease in cats.

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How To Help A Dog With Allergic Dermatitis

How To Help A Dog With Allergic Dermatitis

Unlike humans who sneeze when they have allergies, dogs develop allergic dermatitis and become very itchy. Our Gaithersburg vets will discuss allergic dermatitis, its symptoms, and how to treat it.

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Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Skin Conditions

Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Skin Conditions

Itching, scratching, and licking are signs your pooch has a skin condition. Find out what might be causing your dog's skin problems, how you can help treat them, and when your dog's skin issue requires emergency veterinary care at Veterinary Referral Associates.

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Seizures in Dogs

Seizures in Dogs

There are several reasons that your dog may have a seizure ranging from heat exhaustion to epilepsy. Today our Veterinary Referral Associates vets share some of the reasons that dogs have seizures, and what you should do if your dog has a seizure.

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What To Do If Your Dog Breaks A Bone

What To Do If Your Dog Breaks A Bone

It can be a very scary and stressful experience when your dog breaks a bone. Our Gaithersburg vets explain how to handle these situations so you can get your pup the help they need as quickly as possible.

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