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Good Grief

It’s OK to cry. Losing a pet is really, really difficult. It hurts – and it’s supposed to.  Because the stronger the bond and the deeper the love, the more difficult it is when it’s time to say goodbye.  We get it. And every time you lose a pet, we lose a patient. And our…

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When Good Drugs Make Great Patients

Let’s face it. Not all pets like going to the vet. Despite all the things we do to try to alleviate stress and fear, some of our patients still are very anxious about visiting us. Some pant, some shake, some hide under their owner’s legs. Some even growl. It’s ok. We don’t take it personally….

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The Veterinarian’s best kept secret….the Veterinary Technician

​When you think of a person who helps your pet when they’re sick, you probably picture a veterinarian in a white coat and stethoscope. While it’s true that the veterinarian is ultimately responsible for helping you make important decisions regarding your pet’s health, you may not realize that there is another member of the veterinary…

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Ticks Are Ick!

Ticks are ICK and they can make pets SICK! Just thinking about ticks causes us to curl our toes, grit our teeth and makes our skin itch. We aren’t huge fans of these creepy crawlers for lots of reasons and more importantly, we desperately want to keep them away from our patients! Ticks carry disease….

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What’s Your Pet’s Social Status?

Spring is FINALLY here and that means a lot of things to many people. Flowers and sunshine, warmer weather, picnics, barbecues and of course, the end of the dreaded flu season. But unfortunately that’s not true for our pets. While the flu, or influenza, is seasonal for people, pets can get it all year round….

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The Mazunte Project

Each year, an international, volunteer group of veterinarians, technicians and students travel to Oaxaca, Mexico to conduct an intensive spay/neuter program in rural villages situated along the Pacific coast. The mission is to protect the endangered sea turtles by controlling the population of dogs that eat the turtle eggs and hatchlings along several of the…

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Age Is Not A Disease

One of the most common sentences a veterinarian hears is: “He’s just getting old.” Most veterinary appointments start with taking a history, and asking how your pet is doing at home. For our senior patients, we often hear a list of ailments that owners may assume are simply to be expected as a natural part…

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Brusha, Brusha, Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

We have certainly heard a number of different responses over the years when clients are asked how often they brush their dog or cat’s teeth. One of our clients actually had an electric toothbrush for her dogs and she would use it to clean all three of her schnauzer’s teeth every day, twice a day,…

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That 4-Letter “F” Word

We know what you’re thinking…. But we aren’t talking about “fate”, “fuzz” or even “feet”. We are talking about “FEAR”. DePorre Veterinary Hospital now has Fear Free certified individuals including veterinarians, technicians, assistants and receptionists and we are extremely proud of it because it means we are providing a better veterinary experience for all of…

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