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Pet Care Resources

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

TTA Surgery in Dogs

TTA Surgery in Dogs

In this post, our Plains vets explain Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery for dogs.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Our Plains vets explain cruciate ligament ruptures including the signs and treatment options for dogs.

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IVDD Surgery in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

IVDD Surgery in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

IVDD is a degenerative disease that can impact your dog's spinal cord and causes a variety of painful mobility issues. Today our Plains vets explain the causes and treatments for IVDD in dogs.

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Heavy Breathing in Cats

Heavy Breathing in Cats

Heavy breathing in cats is not very common and may be a sign of a serious issue. Our Plains vets share some of the reasons why your cat may be breathing heavily and 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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From Happy Pet Owners

  • My pup Fiona has had both CCL’s fixed in her hind legs by Dr. Hassinger. He has been straight-forward about everything from the start. I couldn’t be happier with what he has done with her. The staff is also patient and kind, you can tell that they really love every animal that comes through those doors.
    Matt J.

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