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Summeridge Animal Clinic’s Blog

Ticking Time Bomb: All About Heart Disease in Dogs

heart disease in dogsNo matter how you look at it, the heart is an important organ. When it isn’t functioning correctly, problems abound. Unfortunately, heart disease in dogs is a fairly common problem that we diagnose here at Summeridge Animal Clinic, but we want you to know that we are here to help you and your pup by raising awareness of heart disease and its treatment.


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Keeping Your Furry Friend Fit: Pet Exercise Tips for Health and Safety

pet exerciseFrom the tallest of breeds to the smallest of pocket pets, exercise is important for the health of all pets. Although our canine friends may always be up for a walk and kitties usually go crazy over catnip, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut – meaning it can also be easy to forget about or even neglect our pet’s exercise needs.

Summertime also adds a few challenges when it comes to pet exercise, and warm weather safety is a must when the days are hot and humid. To help keep your pet active, the team at Summeridge has a few suggestions.


Dog Bite Prevention for the Safety of Everyone

dog bitesAlthough the actual number of dog bite related injuries is open to debate (many occurrences go unreported), it’s a good assumption that the number ranks in the thousands since there are nearly 80,000 household dogs in North America. Dog bites happen for a wide range of reasons, and any dog – no matter the breed – can bite.

So what causes dog bites or canine aggression, and what dog bite prevention measures can you take to reduce the risk for everyone?