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Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs - Causes and Treatment

Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs - Causes and Treatment

Joint pain is a common condition which afflicts dogs of all ages, affecting their quality of life and, if untreated, potentially developing into serious conditions and injuries. It may be difficult to notice your dog is experiencing joint pain unless you know what to look for. Here, our West Chester vets walk you through joint pain in your pup, including its types, causes and treatments. 

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Why Are Routine Veterinary Checkups Important?

Why Are Routine Veterinary Checkups Important?

Routine wellness exams are able to help keep your pet spry, healthy and happy by allowing our vets to assess and diagnose signs of disease early or prevent them altogether. Here, our West Chester vets share information about why these exams are important and what is involved in the process.

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Cat Rabies Vaccine: Schedule, Cost, and Side Effects

Cat Rabies Vaccine: Schedule, Cost, and Side Effects

The rabies virus is exceptionally dangerous for cats; fortunately, it is entirely preventable.  Our West Chester vets discuss the costs, scheduling, and side effects associated with getting your cat vaccinated against rabies.

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What Vaccinations Does Your Puppy Need and When?

What Vaccinations Does Your Puppy Need and When?

Our team of veterinarians in West Chester know that repeating appointments to get your puppy vaccinated and have their boosters administered may seem pretty inconvenient, but following your dog's vaccination schedule is incredibly important. This goes doubly for young puppies who are getting their first vaccinations. 

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Can a Dog Have a Reaction to the Bordetella Vaccine?

Can a Dog Have a Reaction to the Bordetella Vaccine?

The benefits of vaccinating your dog nearly always outweigh any risk of reactions they might have to those vaccines. For dog illnesses like Bordetella—or Kennel Cough—there are some possible reactions your dog may have to their appropriate vaccinations. Here, our West Chester vets provide some guidance on the common reactions to the Bordetella vaccine in dogs as well as what to do if your dog has a serious reaction.

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Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated? Why & When Do it

Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated? Why & When Do it

Here, our West Chester veterinary team provides you with some insights into the importance of vaccinating your indoor cat and when they should receive them.

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Caring for Your Cat After Surgery

Caring for Your Cat After Surgery

You will have to care for your cat as they recover from scheduled surgery in order to help them in returning to their regular life and schedules as soon as possible. Here, our West Chester vets provide you with some advice about what to keep in mind as you care for your kitty after surgery.

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Spaying or Neutering Your Cat

Spaying or Neutering Your Cat

Having your cat spayed or neutered can provide a number of benefits for your cat's health, prevent unwanted litters and curb undesirable behaviors. But what specific benefits does it offer your beloved pet, what is involved in the procedure and when should you have it performed on your kitty? Here, our West Chester vets explain the details of spaying or neutering your cat.

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FHO Surgery in Cats

FHO Surgery in Cats

FHO surgery can be an effective and relatively inexpensive surgical treatment option for hip problems in cats. Today, our West Chester vets describe the hip anatomy of cats, hip problems that could affect your kitty and what’s involved in FHO surgery and recovery.

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ACL (CCL) Injuries & Surgeries in Dogs

ACL (CCL) Injuries & Surgeries in Dogs

SCL injuries are quite common in human athletes, but because of dogs' anatomies, this leg injury can also be frequently found in our canine companions. Here, our West Chester vets explain the symptoms of these joint injuries as they are found in dogs and what kinds of surgeries can be performed in order to treat them. 

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