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Is My Cat Pregnant? How to Tell

Is My Cat Pregnant? How to Tell

Is your kitty putting on weight? Do you think she may be pregnant? Our Phenix City vets share a few more clues that your feline friend may be pregnant and explain what to do.

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Symptoms & Treatments for Leptospirosis in Dogs

Symptoms & Treatments for Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis is a very serious bacterial disease seen in dogs, humans and other animals that can result in damage to the kidneys and liver, and or death. Today our Phenix City vets discuss the most common symptoms of lepto and how to protect your dog against this easily transmittable condition.

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How Often Should I Take My Cat to the Vet?

How Often Should I Take My Cat to the Vet?

You want to ensure that your cat enjoys a long and healthy life, and vet visits for checkups and preventive care play an important role in the long-term health of your cat. So how often should you cat a cat to the vet? Our Phenix City vets explain.

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How to Prepare for Your Pet's Checkup

How to Prepare for Your Pet's Checkup

Preventive care exams for pets are designed to help prevent illness, provide nutritional and lifestyle advice, and spot the earliest signs of developing disease. These tips from our Phenix City vets can help you and your animal get the most out of your pet's vet appointment.

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How to Take Care of a Kitten: Your Complete Guide to the First Year

How to Take Care of a Kitten: Your Complete Guide to the First Year

As you bring your new kitten home, you might be feeling both joyful and humbled by your new responsibility. To help you care for your kitten and give them a great start to a long, healthy life, read these tips from our Phenix City vets.

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How Long to Quarantine Dog With Ringworm

How Long to Quarantine Dog With Ringworm

In spite of its name, ringworm is actually a fungus - like athlete's foot - which generates spores that are difficult to eliminate in the environment. Ringworm can infect the skin of any animal, including dogs, cats and farm animals. Today, our Phenix City vets discuss ringworm in dogs and what it looks like.

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Your Puppy's First Vet Appointment - What to Expect

Your Puppy's First Vet Appointment - What to Expect

Early routine healthcare including vaccinations and parasite prevention are essential in the first few weeks of your puppy's life. Today our Phenix City vets outline what will happen at your puppy's first vet appointment and what you should bring along.

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Cat Not Eating? Tips to Help

Cat Not Eating? Tips to Help

If your cat won't eat, no doubt you're worried. Should you rush your feline friend to the emergency vet clinic or wait until your vet is available? Below, our Phenix City vets share tips on why your cat may refuse to eat and how to tell if it’s an emergency situation.

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Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs & What To Do

Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs & What To Do

Our Phenix City vets know there are few symptoms more distressing than when your dog develops diarrhea. If your pup has diarrhea you need a cure fast! Here are some of the most common causes of diarrhea in dogs and what you should do to help resolve this messy issue.

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Best Dog Breeds for Kids & Families

Best Dog Breeds for Kids & Families

Is your family looking for the ideal canine companion to enhance your lives? If so, you may be wondering what the best dog breeds are for kids and families. Today our Phenix City vets share a few of our favorites. 

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