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Spring Time is Flea Time

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New Mexico is a warm enough climate that our fleas never go completely away, at least not in Los Lunas. However, Spring is the time of year that fleas are in full force. All the winter eggs are hatching and waiting to jump on your pet. Plus as […]

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Spinters from Wood or Bones: Are they deadly or just painful?

Dogs can get splinters from running through the woods or even walking on the pavement. Some splinters can be shallow, while others may be deep. Both ways can be incredibly painful and your stoic best friend will probably do their best to limp along to keep up with […]

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Cats love to eat grass. This is a fact of life, but why? It doesnt seem that tasty but yet they love it. Dietary Supplement Grass has folic acid in its juice. Folic acid is a vitamin that supports their growth and increases the oxygen levels in […]

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Stop Cats From Spraying

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Cats “spray” or pee on things to mark their territory. As domestic as cats are they are not that far removed from their wild ancestors. Marking their territory is part of tapping into those ancient roots.  Cats mark their territory by rubbing, scratching and urinating. The reason […]

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Siamese Cat Health Issues

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Siamese cats are one of the most popular breeds of cats. Not only are the friendly but they are mostly hypoallergenic. But like any breed, they are prone to some genetic health issues. Siamese cats use to be rather frail but most breeders have worked to help […]

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Dental Disease in Cats

Gum Diseas in Cats

Dental disease is one of the most common health issues seen by our New Mexico veterinarians and it is the most easily preventable. The most common issues include gingivitis, periodontal disease and tooth reabsorption which affects over 50% of cats over the age of 3 years. Many […]

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Main Coon Health Issues

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The Main Coon cat practically has a cult following! They are great mousers and their origins date back to the early 19th century as ship cats. What makes them so notable is their size and their fur. They are furry and huge! The Main Coon weighs 9 […]

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Heart Murmur in Cats

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You cat may purr but did you know they can murmur too? A heart murmur is an extra vibration in the heart that results in a disturbance in blood flow. It is enough of a disturbance that it is audible through a stethoscope. A murmur can occur in […]

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Most Common Cat Names

Did you just get a new cat? Finding a perfect name can be tough. You could get some inspiration from the most popular names this year. Most of these are classics but movie inspired names are always a good choice. Met any cats names Cersci lately? Most […]

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Most Common Issue: Inflammation of the Inner Ear

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Did you know that inflammation of the inner ear is one of the most common health issues for dogs?Otitis externa is a chronic inflammation of a dog external ear canal and otitis media is an inflammation of the dog’s middle ear. These are actually symptoms and not […]

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The information provided on this website is written by Vetco staff. All information is meant to be informational and is not meant as veterinary advice. If you have a health question regarding your pet, their treatment or anything concerning their veterinary care, please call Vetco to consult with a veterinarian.