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Blog: Animals in the Military

November 11, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
When it comes to animals being used in the military, there are quite a few different species of animals that have been enlisted.  Dogs, pigs, horses, camels, elephants, chickens, turkeys, pigeons, rats, dolphins, and sea lions are just a few of the many...
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dirty ears

Blog: What Causes Dirty Ears

November 4, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
Dirty ears in dogs and cats are a fairly common occurrence and we get many questions as a result of this.  Many people assume that a dirty ear means ear mites.  Although the vast majority of dirty ears are not due...
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Blog: Black Cats, Bats and Halloween

October 28, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
Halloween is a time of costumes, trick-or-treating, and candy. If you have you ever wondered about the history of jack-o-lanterns and witches or wondered what black cats, bats, and spiders have to do with Halloween, read on to find out more. Halloween originally...
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internet info

Blog: The Dangers of an Internet Diagnosis

October 21, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
The internet can be a wonderful and amazing place.  Where else can you search for answers, catch up with friends, and find endless hours of entertainment all from the comfort of your couch?  While I am incredibly grateful for all that...
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Veterinary Team

Blog: The Veterinary Team

October 15, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on the veterinary team and how crucial each member is to the care of a pet.  Unless you have worked in a veterinary practice or...
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Flea on dog

Blog: Fighting Off Fleas

October 1, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
Anyone that has dealt with a flea infestation in their home knows exactly what an exhausting and time consuming battle this can be.  We have seen a large number of dogs and cats (yes, even indoor cats) coming in with fleas...
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Pain Scale

Blog: Is My Pet Painful?

September 18, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
Animals, just like people, feel pain.  Although certain conditions and illnesses can be incredibly painful, it is still very difficult for some people to realize when their pet is experiencing pain.  This is not because the Pet Parent does not care about...
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Smelly Dog

Blog: What is That Smell?

September 2, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
If you are a Pet Parent, you are probably no stranger to weird, and sometimes unpleasant, odors coming from your pet. Pets can find all sorts of things to get into and sometimes the sources of odors are surprising. There...
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Tick

Blog: How to Remove a Tick

August 29, 2015
SouthPaw Animal Clinic
The weather is finally cooling off and people and their pets are venturing outdoors more.  Despite the cooler weather, pesky parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are abundant.  On a side note, these parasites can remain active throughout much of the year...
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