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Thursday, May 17 2018

34% of dogs in the United States have some kind of intestinal parasite.

Fecal tests are an essential tool to ensure that your pet and your household are not infected and exposed to intestinal parasites.

Have you ever wondered why ABC Veterinary Hospital recommends annual fecal testing and what exactly is tested for? We recommend “fecals” because they are an important part of your pet’s annual exam. Fecals allow us to check your pet for intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites are a major cause of morbidity in pets and also a concern for people. According to this reasearch study at Kansas State, 34% of dogs in the United States have some kind of intestinal parasite, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 14% of people in the U.S. have been infected with the roundworm toxocara. As a result of toxocara infections, approximately 700 people lose vision every year. Fecals are an important tool to ensure that your pet and your household are not infected and exposed to intestinal parasites, respectively.

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Tuesday, March 01 2016

How to clean your dogs ears 

Cleaning your dog's ears is an important part of routine grooming for your pet. Keeping your dog's ears clean will minimize infection and excess wax buildup.  I show you step by step in the video how to correctly clean your dog's ears. I also provide the signs of infection that you need to watch for. 

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Monday, November 02 2015

Animals can "talk" to you if you know how to read their subtle body language. Pain is universal and one of the most common feelings animals will convey. Most owners can detect a limp or a painful cry, but pain that's chronic, or moderate enough to withstand, takes more scrutiny to recognize. Dogs and cats generally show a change in behavior or temperament when they're uncomfortable.
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Tuesday, March 03 2015
Importance of Annual Blood Tests for Pets

Blood Analysis - A vital tool for screening out disease.

Even pets that appear happy and healthy can have hidden medical problems that might grow serious, even life-threatening, if left undetected. Blood tests are essential for identifying diseases at the earliest most treatable stage possible. Read more...
 

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Dr. Barry Neichin

Dr. Barry Neichin
Chief of Staff
ABC Veterinary Hospital
San Marcos CA

When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Neichin can be found outside, either on the trails hiking and camping or in the water snorkeling and skin diving, as well as spending time with his two children. His family also includes Tonka, a Golden Retriever; Leo, a miniature Golden Doodle; Cosmo, a Siamese, and Ruffles, a rabbit.
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