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Read our pet care blog for advice and information from our team of veterinarians at Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital in Plains.

Heavy Breathing in Cats

Heavy Breathing in Cats

While dogs will often pant in order to cool down, this behavior is much less common in cats than in our canine companions and may be a symptom of an underlying health issue. Here, our Plains vets share some of the reasons why your cat may be breathing heavily or panting as well as when to seek emergency care. 

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Excessive Panting in Dogs

Excessive Panting in Dogs

Have you noticed your dog panting without having been playing or exercising? Here, our Plains veterinarians share some of the possible reasons why your dog may be panting excessively and when it's time to bring them to your vet for assessment.

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How To Help Your Cat Recover From Surgery

How To Help Your Cat Recover From Surgery

After veterinary surgery, it is very important that you give your cat's care your utmost attention. This will help their recovery and reduce the chances of complications arising. Here, our Plains vets share some strategies to help your cat recover from surgery, including how to stop your cat from jumping after their operation. 

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FHO Surgery in Cats

FHO Surgery in Cats

FHO surgery can be an effective a relatively inexpensive way of treating hip issues in cats, Here, our Plains vets explain the hip anatomy of cats, the problems that may affect your cat's hips and what is involved in FHO surgery and recovery.

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Dog Knee Surgery

Dog Knee Surgery

If your dog is experiencing knee pain because of a torn cruciate ligament (the equivalent of ACLs in humans), surgery may be your best bet for treatment. Here, our Plains vets look at 3 surgery options for treating this very common knee injury in dogs.

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Is my cat overweight?

Is my cat overweight?

While you may think of your cat as just big and cuddly, carrying only a few extra ounces to make a big difference to your cat's overall health and longevity. Here, our Plains vets explain how to tell if your cat is overweight.

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Why is my dog constipated? What should I do?

Why is my dog constipated? What should I do?

Any dog can become constipated, regardless of their age, breed or size. Constipation is, in fact, one of the most common digestive issues seen in pets by our Plains veterinary team. Here, we explain what to do if you think your dog may be constipated.

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Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Whether your furry feline friend is an indoor cat or roams outside, there are a number of different ways that they may injure one of their paws and begin limping. However, injuries may not be the only reason for your cat's limping. Here, our Plains vets share a few of the most common reasons for limping in cats and what to do about it. 

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A List of Toxic Foods for Dogs

A List of Toxic Foods for Dogs

Our Plains veterinarians know that dog-owners love giving their canine companions small treats now and again. However, some people foods are actually quite toxic—and even potentially deadly—to your pup. Here is a list of foods you should never feed to your puppy or adult dog. 

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Urinary Tract Infection and Disease in Cats

Urinary Tract Infection and Disease in Cats

Our vets don't see nearly as many urinary tract infections in cats as we do in dogs. However, there are a number of conditions affecting the urinary tract that frequently appear in older cats. Here, our Plains vets explain urinary tract infections as well as other urinary conditions which may arise in your cat.

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