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Read the helpful tips and advice our Groton vets have to offer, to help you keep your cat or dog happy and healthy.

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Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella bronchiseptica in cats is a bacterium that can cause and upper respiratory illness. Here, our Groton vets discuss cat bordetella, its symptoms and how it's treated. 

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What is the FVRCP cat vaccine?

What is the FVRCP cat vaccine?

Our vets in Groton believe that prevention is critical to helping your cat live a long, healthy life. This is why we recommend that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. In this post, we'll explain how this shot protects your cat's health. 

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Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

For healthy adult dogs, hookworms cause gastrointestinal upset. That said, this parasite can be fatal for puppies. Here, our Groton vets explain the importance of treatment and prevention when it comes to hookworms in dogs. 

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Gingivitis in Cats - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Gingivitis in Cats - Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Proper oral care is important to every cat's health. Gum disease and gingivitis are common health issues in cats. In this post, our Groton vets explain gingivitis in cats, including its symptoms, causes and treatment options.

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Aging Cats:  When Is a Cat Considered a Senior?

Aging Cats: When Is a Cat Considered a Senior?

You may have heard the term dog years and are now wondering if there is an equivalent for cats and if your cat is old. Today our Groton vets discuss at what age a cat is considered senior, how to spot signs of aging, and the special care requirements that an aging cat might need.

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Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

If you notice that your cat has developed what looks like a blood blister in their ear it is an ear hematoma. Today, our Groton vet team talks about the causes of aural hematomas in cats, symptoms, and treatment options.

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What You Should Know About Dog ACL Surgery

What You Should Know About Dog ACL Surgery

Due to the anatomy of your dog's leg ACL injuries are very common in dogs. Today our Groton vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs and the surgeries that can be performed to treat these common knee injuries. 

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Using Diet to Treat Arthritis in Cats

Using Diet to Treat Arthritis in Cats

So your vet has told you that your cat has arthritis and you are looking for a way to help your feline friend. Here, our Groton vets will explain how a change in diet may be a good way to treat arthritis in your cat.

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Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat

Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat

If your dog or cat is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) or CT scan, you may be wondering how this works and how you can prepare. Below, our Groton vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog or cats for an x-ray or CT scan.

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C-Section for Dogs: Everything You Should Know

C-Section for Dogs: Everything You Should Know

It can be amazing when your dog has puppies but what if she needs a c-section. In this post, our Groton vets tell you what you need to know about c-sections for your dog. What things should you look out for and prepare for?

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