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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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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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How to Tell if You Are Underfeeding Your Dog?

How to Tell if You Are Underfeeding Your Dog?

Making sure your dog is eating enough food every day is one of the best ways you can help keep them healthy and active. In this blog, our Groton vets discuss some ways you can make sure you are feeding your dog the right amount of food each day.

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The Most Common Dog Illnesses: Symptoms and Treatment

The Most Common Dog Illnesses: Symptoms and Treatment

A number of common illnesses in dogs and their associated symptoms can be cause for concern. Some may even be fatal if not promptly treated! Here, our Groton vets offer some advice about the symptoms of and treatments for health problems that are most common in dogs. 

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Hernias in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Surgeries

Hernias in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Surgeries

As long as they are caught and treated early, hernias in cats aren't serious and cat be surgically repaired. Here, our Groton vets describe a few of the different kinds of hernias and offer some insight into what you can expect from cat hernia surgeries. 

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Nutrition, Skin and Dogs

Nutrition, Skin and Dogs

Just like in people, our dogs' skin is their largest organ. When combined with their coat, it makes up 12% of the average dog's body weight. What you may not know is that your dog's daily nutrition can have a significant impact on the health and condition of their skin and coat. Here, our Groton vets explain the relationship between your dog's skin, coat and their diet.

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