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How Long Can You Leave A Cat Home Alone?

How Long Can You Leave A Cat Home Alone?

Cats can get lonely, and they need their owners to give them everything they need to thrive. In this blog, our Grand Prairie vets discuss how long you can leave a cat alone and provide you with tips on how you can keep your kitty content and safe when you aren't home.

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Signs of Cavities in Dogs

Signs of Cavities in Dogs

Can my dog get cavities? Yes, just like in humans, poor oral hygiene can lead to your dog developing cavities. Today, our Grand Prairie vets offer tips on how to prevent cavities in dogs and what to do if your dog has one. 

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Best Food for Dogs with Allergies

Best Food for Dogs with Allergies

It's not common for dogs to develop food allergies, but when they do, the symptoms can be worrying. In this blog, our Grand Prairie vets list the best types of foods to feed your dog if they have an allergy.

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Is My Cat Overweight? Signs & Symptoms

Is My Cat Overweight? Signs & Symptoms

While your cat's extra pounds may make them extra cuddly, that excess weight could have negative effects on their health and longevity. Today, our Grand Prairie vets share some tips that can help you determine if your feline friend is overweight and how you can help your cat.

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My dog is constipated! What should I do?

My dog is constipated! What should I do?

Constipation is a relatively common digestive condition among dogs. While this issue might not seem severe, constipation could be deadly to dogs if it goes untreated. Today, our Grand Prairie vets talk about constipation in dogs, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

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Dog Skin Problems: Scratching & Other Conditions

Dog Skin Problems: Scratching & Other Conditions

Is your dog scratching, itching, and licking at their fur? They might have dermatitis, a skin condition seen in dogs. Today, our Grand Prairie vets discuss some of the most common skin problems in dogs and how they can be treated.

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5 Common Heart Diseases In Pets

5 Common Heart Diseases In Pets

The heart pumps vital oxygen throughout an animal's body so they can thrive. When the heart develops a disease, it can no longer function properly, impacting the operations of the entire body. Today, our Grand Prairie vets talk about 5 of the most common heart diseases in pets, including their symptoms and treatment options available.

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Why Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated?

Why Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated?

At Carrier Animal Hospital we understand how it can be tempting to skip your indoor cat's vaccinations, however, even if your kitty spends most of their time inside you should still get them vaccinated. Here, our Grand Prairie vets share some important reasons why you should vaccinate your indoor cat.

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Potential Side Effects Of The Bordetella Dog Vaccine

Potential Side Effects Of The Bordetella Dog Vaccine

Our team at Carrier Animal Hospital recommends the Bordetella vaccine for all dogs that socialize with other dogs such as in a kennel or at off-leash parks. While this vaccine is considered safe it can produce mild side effects, with serious reactions only occurring in rare situations. Here, our Grand Prairie vets discuss the benefits of the Bordetella vaccine as well as its possible side effects.

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Can a Vaccinated Dog Get Rabies?

Can a Vaccinated Dog Get Rabies?

If your dog has been vaccinated the chances of them getting rabies is low, however, the vaccine doesn't offer 100% full protection. In this blog, our Grand Prairie vets explain what rabies is, provide more details on the vaccine and its level of protection, as well as what to do if your pup was exposed to rabies.

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