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Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke, while uncommon in cats, can happen at any time when your cat is exposed to high temperatures. Prevention is the most important thing to keep in mind but if that fails then it is crucial to know what to do. In today's post, our Lacey emergency vets share some of the symptoms of heatstroke in cats, and what you should do if you think your cat is suffering from heatstroke. 

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Why Your Dog Pants At Night

Why Your Dog Pants At Night

We are used to seeing our canine companions pant or breathe heavily when they get excited or get in lots of exercise, but what about at night when they are laying down and sleeping or relaxing? Today, our Lacey vets discuss the reasons why your dog pants at night and when it may be a cause for concern.

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My Cat Won't Drink Water: Is This an Emergency?

My Cat Won't Drink Water: Is This an Emergency?

All living creatures need water to live, it helps plants and animals function as they should and stay healthy. This goes for our feline friends as well so if your cat is suddenly refusing to drink water it can be a huge concern. Our Lacey vets talk about what you can do if your cat won't drink water and when you should consider this to be an emergency.

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Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

Mitral valve disease can have a serious impact on the overall health of your dog as it causes blood to leak as well as a variety of other life-threatening concerns. Today, our Lacey veterinary team discusses what mitral valve disease is as well as its causes and what the prognosis looks like for dogs experiencing this condition.

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Dog Joint Pain: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dog Joint Pain: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Joint pain can have a serious impact on the overall well-being of your dog making basic life tasks difficult and painful. Our Lacey vets discuss the different types of dog joint pain in dogs, what signs to watch for and how these conditions are typically treated.

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Heart Murmurs in Dogs

Heart Murmurs in Dogs

Your dog may have been diagnosed with a heart murmur, but what exactly does that mean? Today, our Lacey vets explain what a heart murmur is in dogs and share some of the possible causes, diagnostic methods and treatments.

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in Dogs

This time of year the temperatures begin to soar along with the risk of heatstroke for our canine companions. Here, our Lacey vets talk about what heatstroke is and how it happens, the symptoms to watch out for and when you should worry.

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Dog Skin Allergies

Dog Skin Allergies

Skin allergies in dogs can cause a variety of very uncomfortable symptoms, luckily, these symptoms are manageable. Our Lacey vets talk about what dog skin allergies are and what treatment options are available to provide much-needed relief for your dog.

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MRI Scans For Dogs at Veterinary Diagnostic Labs

MRI Scans For Dogs at Veterinary Diagnostic Labs

While most conditions and symptoms that dogs experience can be diagnosed and treated using standard methods, there may be neurological concerns that require specialized diagnostic equipment to help determine. Today our Lacey vets share some things you should know about MRI scans and how this diagnostic procedure utilized at veterinary diagnostics labs can help diagnose your dog allowing treatment to begin sooner.

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Spider Bites on Dogs

Spider Bites on Dogs

While spiders like to lurk in areas that make it difficult for humans or their pets to come into contact with them, the rare case may occur which can result in a spider bite. While some spider bites don't cause any harm there are others that can cause serious complications. Our Lacey emergency vets discuss the different types of spider bites and which spiders may cause concerning symptoms for your dog.

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