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Cat Recovering From Surgery: How to Help Them Get Better

Cat Recovering From Surgery: How to Help Them Get Better

Did you know there are some things you can do at home to help your cat recover well after surgery and return to their normal life as soon as possible? Our Gaithersburg vets offer tips and advice on how to help your cat recuperate after a procedure. 

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What is animal critical care?

What is animal critical care?

In this post, our veterinarians in Gaithersburg explain what's involved in animal critical care and discuss what circumstances are categorized as a pet emergency. 

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What is & How to Treat Hyperthyroidism in Cats

What is & How to Treat Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Middle-aged and senior cats sometimes develop hyperthyroidism. Our Gaithersburg vets discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for this disease. 

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Diet for Cats With Hyperthyroidism

Diet for Cats With Hyperthyroidism

While hyperthyroidism in cats can cause serious health issues if left unchecked, dietary changes may help treat the condition. In this post, our Gaithersburg vets will explain how switching up your cat's food can play a role in lowering their thyroid hormone levels.

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Why is My Dog Constipated?: What to Do

Why is My Dog Constipated?: What to Do

Constipation can afflict dogs of any breed, age, size, or lifestyle. Today, our Gaithersburg vets explore one of the most common digestive issues we see in pets and discuss some causes of constipation in dogs, along with treatment options.

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Is Your Dog Overweight? Signs, Symptoms & What to Do

Is Your Dog Overweight? Signs, Symptoms & What to Do

While it may seem harmless that your dog has a few extra pounds for you to wrap your arms around, obesity in dogs can threaten your four-legged companion's health and longevity. Our Gaithersburg vets explain the issues involved with overweight dogs and what owners can do to help their pooches.

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Types of Anemia in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatments

Types of Anemia in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatments

Numerous underlying health problems can cause anemia in dogs. Here, our Gaithersburg vets discuss the different types of anemia seen in dogs, along with symptoms of this serious disease and how it can be treated. 

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Signs & Causes of Anemia in Cats

Signs & Causes of Anemia in Cats

If your cat has been acting more lethargic than usual and has been exhibiting such as weakness and shortness of breath, they may be anemic. Our Gaithersburg vets list the causes and symptoms of anemia in cats, along with treatment options.

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs

An enlarged heart (also known as dilated cardiomyopathy) in a dog can be caused by numerous issues and have many severe side effects. In this post, our Gaithersburg vets discuss causes, symptoms and treatment options for this serious condition.

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Why does my pet need a urinalysis?

Why does my pet need a urinalysis?

A urinalysis can help your vet detect whether your cat or dog might have a disease or health condition that requires treatment. Here, our Gaithersburg vets discuss why regular urinalysis testing for pets is important. 

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