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COVID-19 and Your Pet

IDEXX announced on March 13 that it had evaluated thousands of canine and feline specimens during validation of its new veterinary test system for the COVID-19 virus and had obtained no positive results.

Published: March 30, 2020

Why do dogs cough?

Coughing can be attributed to many different conditions in our canine friends, some more serious than others. It is best to see your veterinarian if your pet is doing any coughing that persists or continues.

Published: March 1, 2020

5 Common Canine Oral Tooth Problems

Have you ever wondered why your pets’ breath smells so bad? Just like humans, plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria covers the surface of the teeth. If not removed by brushing this plaque can build up and harden into calculus (tartar). Once calculus is present is cannot be removed by brushing alone. This is where a dental cleaning and assessment is required.

Published: February 12, 2020

What is a dental cleaning and assessment?

A dental cleaning and assessment is done after a significant amount of dental disease has been found on gross examination by your veterinarian. Your pet will undergo general anesthesia with any necessary oral surgery and a prophylaxis dental cleaning. Most of the time dental disease is not visually apparent as most diseases entail the tooth roots.

Published: February 1, 2020