Canine Influenza- What you need to know to help your pet

April 20, 2015

As most of you are aware there have been reports of a new strain of Influenza in the Midwest.  This strain has now been identified as the H3N2 strain which epidemiologists suspect originated and was brought over from Asia.   There have been cases in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and 1 confirmed case in Ohio per several…

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Tiny Ticks Carry Big Diseases

April 8, 2015

This Month is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and with the warm weather slowly but surely approaching its time to get prepared for tick season and the Veterinarians and staff at VCH are here to get your pets covered. We all love to have our pets outdoors in the nice weather, taking them on walks and…

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Healthy Teeth, Happy Pets!

February 17, 2015

February is National Dental Health Month! How long has it been since your pets last dental cleaning? Dental disease is the most common clinical condition seen in pets and usually you start to see signs by age 3. Dental hygiene is very important to your pets overall health as dental disease not only affects the…

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Happy Pets, Happy Holidays- Things to avoid this holiday season

December 12, 2014

The holidays can be a time for joy and laughter with all the family, even your furry friends. But be aware there are some things in the household this season that can be harmful to your pets. Ingestion of foreign objects and toxicities are a big part of the holiday season in the veterinary world…

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What makes your pet itch?

September 11, 2014

One of the most common medical complaints we see pets for is itching. Does your pet chew their feet? Do we see your pet every few months for ear infections? Does your pet experience seasonal hair loss? If you answer yes to any of these questions, your pet might have allergies and we may have…

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Blocked or Not Blocked? That is the question….

September 11, 2014

Is your male cat making frequent trips to the box with no results? Maybe he is agitated, lethargic and vocalizing more than usual, these are some of the signs you may see if your cat has a urethral obstruction. Some other signs are a large and hard bladder, blood in the urine, increased odor of…

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Inappropriate Feline Elimination- Don’t Let It Be Fatal

September 9, 2014

The most common behavior problem of cats is inappropriate elimination. It is the cause of owners taking drastic measures including banning the cat to the outdoors, abandonment, surrender to a shelter, and euthanasia. Most inappropriate elimination is driven by a behavior disorder, however here is almost always something that initiates the problem. Sometimes it begins…

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And The Thunder Rolls…

July 12, 2013

It’s summer time, and with that comes the much dreaded thunderstorm for some pet owners. Having a dog or cat with a thunderstorm phobia can be very stressful time for you and your pet. Well worry no more! The Veterinary Center of Hudson has a solution for you. We carry a product called the “ThunderShirt”…

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My dog ate what?!?

June 21, 2013

Gastrointestinal foreign bodies are a common finding over the past 6 months here at VCH! We have seen it all from rocks, to underwear, to a kitchen towel! If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have, or you know for a fact they ate something, please call us right away! As an…

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Top 10 toxins in dogs and cats

April 18, 2013

When our pets eat something we know they shouldn’t, it can be a very scary feeling. If you ever suspect your cat or dog has eaten something they shouldn’t have please call us at VCH right away! We will be able to give you medical advice and the appropriate actions to take for your pet’s…

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