Professional Pet Dental Cleanings: Frequently Asked Questions

Pets develop dental disease with startling frequency—nearly 80% have some disease signs by age 3. Dental disease develops when plaque forms a sticky layer on teeth, which over time hardens into tartar, and attracts bacteria to the gum line. Tartar continues to accumulate if the plaque is not removed by brushing or other oral care [...]

Chronic Ear Infections

Chronic Ear Infections in Pets: Your Questions Answered “Ugh, not again!,” you say to yourself. “This is the third ear infection my pet has had this spring! Why does this keep happening?” You may understandably feel frustration if your pet suffers recurring ear infection flare-ups, and your pet is likely miserable because of these painful [...]

Veterinary Care During COVID-19: Why We’ve Been So Busy

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly threw a wrench in things for most Americans, affecting every aspect of our daily lives. Fast-forward two years, and some of our day-to-day has returned to normal, but a multitude of factors continues to affect the veterinary profession, causing increased demand for care, and subsequent difficulty meeting the needs of our [...]

Importance of Wellness Screenings

The Importance of Routine Wellness Exams for Pets We all want our pets to be part of our lives for as long as possible, and the best way to ensure their longevity is through routinely scheduled wellness exams and preventive care. To help your pet avoid developing disease, ensure you routinely schedule their wellness exams, [...]

Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?

The Scoop on Your Dog’s Poop: 3 Common Causes for Diarrhea in Dogs Many dog owners show their pets their love by sharing their dinner, or giving them too many treats. However, introducing new foods or too many rich treats into your dog’s diet can lead to gastrointestinal (GI) problems like diarrhea—which is, in fact, [...]

Travel Tips for Pets

On the Road Again–With Your Pet Summer means vacation and travel! This year, bring your pet along. A little planning makes for stress-free travel, and your pet will enjoy the ride. Staples Mill Animal Hospital veterinary professionals are here to help you prepare for traveling with your pet. Whether your pet is a first-timer or [...]

Heartworm Disease And Prevention

Know Thy Enemy—Heartworm Disease and Prevention in Pets Heartworm disease affects more than one million pets in the United States, and has been reported in all 50 states. Unfortunately, despite the availability of effective and safe heartworm prevention methods, this condition continues to infect dogs and cats, leading to debilitating and often deadly complications in [...]

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