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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.

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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Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs - Common Causes & How to Stop it

Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs - Common Causes & How to Stop it

At our Plains veterinary hospital, our team of specialists and vets know that it can be surprising, or even scary, when your dog develops diarrhea, especially when it contains blood. Here, we explain some of the causes of diarrhea in dogs, when you should seek professional help and what treatments and tests may be provided.

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What To Expect At Your Vet Checkup

What To Expect At Your Vet Checkup

Routine vet checkups can help your pet enjoy a longer and healthier life, but what should you expect during your exam? Today our Plains veterinary experts explain what happens during your vet checkup and why it's so important. 

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Four of The Most Common Orthopedic Problems in Dogs

Four of The Most Common Orthopedic Problems in Dogs

Seeing your pup run, jump and race around outside is sure to warm the heart of any dog parent.  This activity, and all its health benefits, can be brought to a halt by—and even contribute to exacerbating—health issues affecting their bones, joints, tendons, or ligaments. Here, our Plains vets outline four of the most common of these orthopedic health issues in dogs, what breeds most commonly develop them and how they can be treated.

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Why Has My Cat Stopped Eating? Is It An Emergency?

Why Has My Cat Stopped Eating? Is It An Emergency?

It can be quite concerning to realize that your cat has stopped eating. You may wonder whether or not this means that your four-legged friend needs to visit an emergency vet. Here, our Plains veterinarians share some of the common reasons why cats may stop eating and how to tell if your cat's specific case is an emergency. 

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How To Tell That Your Dog Is Suffering From A Heatstroke

How To Tell That Your Dog Is Suffering From A Heatstroke

Along with the heat of summer comes an increase in the risk of heatstroke in dogs. Here, our Plains vets list some of the symptoms of this dangerous, and possibly even deadly, condition and what you should do if you suspect that your dog is suffering from it. 

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How to Care for Your Dog After Surgery

How to Care for Your Dog After Surgery

Being aware of how to care for your dog properly after surgery can help them return to normal as soon as possible and without any complications. In today's blog, our Plains veterinarians share some tips on how to properly care for your pup after surgery.

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Does My Dog Need Knee Surgery?

Does My Dog Need Knee Surgery?

It's relatively common for our canine companions to suffer from knee injuries, in particular, affecting their cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Here, your Plains vets explain when your pup may require surgery to repair damage to their knee and get them up and running again and what surgery options they have available to them.

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How to Care for Your Cat After Surgery

How to Care for Your Cat After Surgery

It's important to know how you will have to care for your cat as they recover from a scheduled surgery in order to help them return to their normal life as quickly as possible. Here is some advice from our Plains veterinary team about how to care for your cat after surgery.

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A Dog Owner's Guide to FHO Surgery in Dogs

A Dog Owner's Guide to FHO Surgery in Dogs

Is your dog struggling with a painful hip condition? FHO surgery may be a good option for their treatment. Here, our Plains vets describe dogs' hip anatomy, conditions which may occur in your pup, and what is involved in FHO surgery.

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ACL and CCL Injuries and Surgery in Dogs

ACL and CCL Injuries and Surgery in Dogs

Because of their anatomies, ACL injuries are exceedingly common in our canine companions. Here, our Plains veterinary team explains the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs and the surgeries which can be performed to treat these knee injuries. 

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How to Care for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery

How to Care for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery

If your dog is about to undergo orthopedic surgery it's time to plan ahead for their recovery period. Knowing how to care for your pooch after the procedure is essential since recovery from orthopedic surgery can be long and frustrating for dogs. Here, our Plains vets provide tips on how to care for your dog after orthopedic surgery.

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The Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats

The Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is capable of affecting your cat's digestion, appetite and quality of life. This disease can also be difficult to diagnose. Here, our Plains vets offer insight into IBD in cats, from its symptoms and causes to its treatment and diagnosis. 

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Anemia in Cats: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Anemia in Cats: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Our veterinarians in Plains describe the kinds of anemia in cats and offer some information about its causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Types of Anemia in Dogs

Types of Anemia in Dogs

Anemia in dogs is usually a symptom of a serious underlying health issue that requires urgent veterinary care. Here our Plains vets explain the different types of anemia we see in dogs and how to prevent this condition. 

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Anemia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Anemia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

There are a number of underlying health conditions that can lie at the root of anemia in your dog. Today, our veterinarians in Plains will provide you with information about the types of anemia in dogs, their symptoms and their treatments. 

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Tularemia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Tularemia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Tularemia, also known as "rabbit fever," is a bacterial disease which is usually mild in healthy dogs. However, immunocompromised pets may have their lives at risk if they catch this illness. Here, our Northeast Pennsylvania vets will inform you about this disease's symptoms, how your dog might catch it, and how this rare disease is treated. 

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Signs of Dehydration in Dogs & What You Should Do

Signs of Dehydration in Dogs & What You Should Do

Dehydration is a serious and common health emergency in dogs. Dehydration occurs when your pup's body loses more water and electrolytes than it takes in, subsequently causing issues with their internal organs, body temperature, joints, and digestion. In today's post, our Plains emergency vets explain more about dehydration in dogs.

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What Are The Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs?

What Are The Symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs?

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a potentially serious tick-transmitted disease found in dogs across America. Here, our Northeast Veterinary team share some symptoms of this disease in dogs and detail its possible treatments. 

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Heart Disease in Cats: Types, Symptoms and Treatments

Heart Disease in Cats: Types, Symptoms and Treatments

Heart disease is a serious medical condition in cats where an abnormality of the heart is present and, if left untreated, can lead to congestive heart failure. Here, our Plains vets share the types, symptoms and treatments for heart disease in cats.

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Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease in Dogs

Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease in Dogs

Chronic degenerative valve disease is the most common form of heart disease in dogs. Today our Plains vets share information to help you better understand the disease and how to care for your dog.

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Why is my cat panting? Should I take her to the vet?

Why is my cat panting? Should I take her to the vet?

While cats may pant or breath heavily sometimes it is unusual and may be an indication of an underlying health issue. Here are a few of the reasons why your cat may be having difficulties breathing, and when an emergency trip to the vet might be necessary.

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect your dog. It is caused by parasitic worms, spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, that can live in your dogs heart, lungs and blood vessels. Here, our Plains vets share information that you should be aware of to protect your beloved pet.

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Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for Bladder Cancer in Dogs

Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for Bladder Cancer in Dogs

When it comes to cancer of urinary system in dogs, the bladder is the most common place for tumors to develop. Today our Plains Veterinary Oncologist shares some of the causes and symptoms of bladder cancer in dogs, and how the condition is treated.

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Types, Treatments & Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Dogs

Types, Treatments & Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Dogs

Although lung cancer is rare in dogs, cases are on the rise. At Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital in Plains, Pennsylvania our oncology team uses advanced diagnostics and treatments to provide the best possible care to pets with cancer. In today's our vets share some of the symptoms and treatments for lung cancer in dogs.

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My dog has been bitten by another dog! What should I do?

My dog has been bitten by another dog! What should I do?

If your dog is bitten by another dog a trip to the vet is in order. Although some bites can look minor, bite wounds create an ideal environment for infections to occur. Today our Plains emergency vets share some advice on what you should do if your dog gets bitten by another dog.

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Surgery to Treat Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Surgery to Treat Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is the abnormal formation of one or both the dog's hips, causing pain or discomfort.

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Emergency or Not? How to Know

Emergency or Not? How to Know

Sometimes it can be difficult for pet owners to know when their animal is in need of urgent veterinary care.

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Signs & Symptoms of Poisoning in Cats

Signs & Symptoms of Poisoning in Cats

From household cleaners to toxic plants, here's what to do if you suspect your cat has been poisoned.

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From Happy Pet Owners

  • What a wonderful alternative when something happens to your babies outside normal vet hours. They treated us and my kitty like family. Explained everything and fixed him right up. He’s not enjoying the cone, but his stitches look great. Thank you to the whole team!
    Kelly C.

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