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Hairballs, Hacks, Gags and Gas:

When you’re a pet owner, you know all the benefits of living with a furry friend in your home. Wet kisses, happy tail wags, loud purrs.

But, did you expect hairballs on the carpet? Partially digested garbage strewn all over the floor? Did you expect your pet to belong to the “Speed Eaters Anonymous Club,” where they eat so fast it comes right back up?

Like many pet owners, you may assume these digestive ailments “just happen.” You may assume they’re normal and chalk them up to coming with the territory of living with a pet. Perhaps they’ve become regular occurrences that you simply handle with mild frustration. Overall, no worries, you say!

But what if these digestive issues aren’t normal, and shouldn’t “just happen?” It’s important to be able to distinguish the difference. We know there’s a lot of information on the Internet you can read, but nothing replaces the benefits that come with bringing your pet in for a physical examination with the veterinarian.

During the appointment, we can discuss and answer all of your questions. We’ll perform a complete physical, from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. We will inspect your pet’s abdomen by feeling each of the organs and evaluating the shape, size, and position. We’ll listen through a stethoscope for any abnormal gut sounds. We may want to take a look at your pet’s poop to check for parasites and harmful bacteria.

Let’s work together to keep your pet as healthy as possible

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