From the Doctors

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    Heartworm Disease

    Canine heartworm disease is caused by the worm Dirofilaria immitis that lives in the blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs. The presence of these worms causes strain…

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    Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common condition seen in newborn puppies less than 12 weeks of age. It is especially common in toy breeds. Most likely, hypoglycemia occurs…

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    Fleas

    The Ten Commandments for Fleas … I. There is no “magic wand” when it comes to flea control. II. The flea life cycle can be completed in as little as…

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    What to Expect When your Dog/Cat is Expecting

    While we strongly recommend spaying and neutering due to the enormous amount of pets that already need homes, we understand the importance of maintaining various breeds and that sometimes animals…

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    Chocolate Toxicity

    One of the most common phone calls we get as veterinarians is about dogs ingesting chocolate. In fact, when a veterinarian is “on call” during Easter, Halloween, or Christmas, he…

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    Common Toxins

    The following provides a list of some of the most common toxins of small animals that we see as veterinarians. Certainly, there are many more, with ingestion of human medications…

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    Noise Anxiety/Storm Phobia

    Fireworks, thunderstorms, gun shots and other loud noises can cause dogs to be fearful. Initial anxious behavior can progress to shear panic. A panicked dog can harm himself or escape…

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    Canine Influenza

    Canine Influenza: Our Response to the Recent Confirmed Cases in San Antonio Due to the recent article that ran in San Antonio Express-News, we have been receiving a lot of…

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    Christmas Holiday Precautions

    Don’t let these common seasonal emergencies ruin your holiday! While the holidays are a wonderful time to relax, veterinarians commonly see holidays ruined by pet emergencies that could have been…

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    Good-Bye Tom Tom

    The Kerrville Veterinary Clinic is sad to announce the passing of their beloved friend and mascot, “Tom-Tom” the cat. Tom-Tom came to the Kerrville Veterinary Clinic in 2006 with a…