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Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Source: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/spay-neuter.aspx Spaying and neutering not only prevent unwanted litters and may reduce many behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct (e.g, marking territory, humping, roaming), but also reduce or eliminate the risk of conditions such as testicular cancer, prostatic hyperplasia, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and uterine infection. Reducing roaming may lower the risks of […]

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Prescriptions & Pharmacies: For Pet Owners (FAQ)

Below are answers to the most common questions the AVMA receives about veterinary prescriptions and pharmacies. Q: Why do I need a prescription? When you are given a prescription for a medication for your pet, it means that your veterinarian has made a decision that the medication is recommended or necessary to treat your pet’s […]

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Online Pharmacies for Pet Medication

Thornwood Veterinary Clinic would recommend against buying your medications online and would like you to know the following concerning Online Pet Pharmacies. Many of the medications being offered online are not being purchased from the manufacturer. They are often sourced through grey-market channels or even illegally from foreign countries, sometimes without FDA or EPA governing […]

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17 Most Common Poisonous Plants

Whether it be in the home or in the backyard, take care as to which plants are in reach of your pet. A complete database can be found on the ASPCA site. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at 1.888.426.4435. Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic […]

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