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Cats and Chocolate? What You Should Know If Your Cat Eats Chocolate

Cats and Chocolate? What You Should Know If Your Cat Eats Chocolate

Most of us know that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but did you know that cats can't have chocolate either? There are lots of tasty foods that we love that our feline friends simply can't eat (even if they beg)! Today, our Gaithersburg vets discuss chocolate toxicity in cats and what to do if your kitty gets into your chocolate stash. 

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All About Cat Diabetes

All About Cat Diabetes

Our Veterinary Referral Associates vets are seeing more and more cases of diabetes in cats. Left untreated this condition can threaten your cat's quality of life, and longevity. Here is some signs pet parents should watch out for, as well as treatments available for cats with diabetes.

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How To Get Rid Of Dandruff in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

How To Get Rid Of Dandruff in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

Has your dog been leaving behind white flakes on their favorite spot on the couch? Your canine companion might have dandruff, which could be a sign of health problems. Join our Gaithersburg vets to learn about signs and treatments for dandruff in dogs. 

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Anesthesia For Dogs: What Every Dog Owner Should Know

Anesthesia For Dogs: What Every Dog Owner Should Know

Most dogs are given anesthesia when they are spayed or neutered, and the majority of them will require it at least once throughout their lives. Your dog may require anesthesia as part of a surgery or procedure. Today, our Gaithersburg vets discuss what you should know about anesthesia for dogs.

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Acupuncture Treatment For Pets: Does It Helps In Healing?

Acupuncture Treatment For Pets: Does It Helps In Healing?

You have likely heard of acupuncture for people, but did you know that this ancient Chinese therapy is also available for pets? If your pet suffers from chronic pain, arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, and more, acupuncture may be able to help your pet feel better. Our Veterinary Referral Associates vets explain a little about how it works.

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Dog Nail Problems You Should Know About

Dog Nail Problems You Should Know About

Are your dog’s nails looking a bit unusual? Do they seem to be licking at their paws or chewing at individual nails more than usual? If so, your pet may be exhibiting symptoms of a possible nail disorder or problem. Today, our Veterinary Referral Associates vets will discuss some common nail problems that your dog may encounter.

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Alopecia in Dogs: Hair Loss In Dogs

Alopecia in Dogs: Hair Loss In Dogs

Most dogs are known for being our furry friends, but sometimes that is not the case. You may have noticed that your dog is losing its hair, this is called alopecia. Today our Gaithersburg vets will talk about alopecia in dogs and possible cases.

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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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