HEAT!

July 8, 2013

Summertime heat has arrived in full force!  Please check out the following link showing why it is so important to NEVER leave a pet in the car! 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbOcCQ-y3OY
 

Ticks!

April 22, 2013
Ticks are here!  We have recently seen a heavy amount of Ehrlichia and Lyme positive patients.  Remember to do what you can to reduce the likelihood of tick disease transmission.  Quality, effective tick preventatives, daily tick checks, and Lyme disease vaccinations can help!  Call our office for product advice on what may work best for your pets! 804 769-3200
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Don't Let Preventatives Fall by the Wayside!

October 15, 2012
There is often a misconception that preventative products can be discontinued in the late fall and winter months.  On the contrary, it is imperative that proper prevention is administered year round.  Our climate plays a large role in the necessity for year round prevention with more a more temperate environment in which insects and parasites flourish.  Our rural landscape also plays a part, with a large wildlife reservoir which often serves as an intermediate host for parasites.  Additionall...
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Vaccine Changes

October 12, 2011

Our canine and feline vaccine recommendations have changed to reflect our desire to keep your pet as protected as possible, without over-vaccinating or inducing any unnecessary inflammation.  We have modified our vaccine schedules based on the American Animal Hospital Association and The American Feline Practioners Association guidelines, as well as a comprehensive review of recent literature and research. We look forward to seeing you and your pet at your next visit to explain these changes ...


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EWWW Worms!

June 8, 2011

Worms are a major threat to both dogs and cats.  Our area harbors a large population of roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.   Many people know that worms may cause weight loss, a swollen abdomen, or vomiting and diarrhea.  However, worms can cause much more serious damage and even death.  Roundworms and hookworms are the two worms most common in puppies and cats.  Whipworms in adult dogs are perhaps the most dangerous, covert worm attacker.  Many of the common heartworm preventati...


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The Cat is out of the Bag!

June 8, 2011

Springtime is the season when baby animals are born.  Fuzzy, playful, curious kittens are no exception.  We have several adorable kittens available for adoption at King WillIam Veterinary Clinic.  They are lively, affectionate little creatures that are waiting to meet their new families.

 Cats have some interesting qualities to their reproductive systems that result in an abundance of spring and summer time young.  The female cat or the “Queen” has an active reproductive cycle somewhe...


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Essential Pet Care for ANY Economic Era

May 17, 2011

Veterinary Care is a tough field.  It is crucial to the health of a pet.  Yet it can be tempting in tight economic times to only fix what is broken or only grease the squeaky wheel.  In following this mentality, people tightly close their eyes and hope for the best.  While it is possible that the pet may escape disease, it is more likely that the owner will end up paying more treating a preventable condition than they would have spent preventing it.  More daunting is the potential for the pet...


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Mixed up Metabolism

May 11, 2011

Dozing Dogs & Chaotic Cats

The thyroid gland in pets rebels against conformity.  Instead of functioning at the same speed throughout life, it changes its pace.  This change can be due to shrinkage of the thyroid gland or hyper functioning nodules that develop on the gland.  In dogs the metabolic rate drops.  This decrease results in weight gain, a slower heart rate and sleepiness. Skin disorders, neurological abnormalities, behavioral changes and even reproductive, gastrointestinal, and hear...


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Renal Reality

April 26, 2011

Chronic Renal Failure or kidney disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses of senior pets.  While kidney disease is neither curable nor preventable, it is manageable.  The kidneys are remarkable organs but their ability to function decreases as a pet’s age increases.  In fact, 75% of the kidneys are non functional before symptoms are evident.  Kidney failure affects the pet in 3 ways. 

  1. They can’t concentrate:  The kidneys can no longer concentrate the urine, leading to ve...


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Advice for Aging Pets

March 26, 2011

 

Pet life expectancies have improved over the years due to advances in veterinary medicine, giving us longer to enjoy our beloved pets.  As our companions age, their health care needs increase, rather than diminish.  The following advice will help you continue to provide attentive care for your senior pets. 

1.      Continue to Provide Preventative Care!  Older pets are still vulnerable to heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, and the various diseases that vaccines cover.  In fa...


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