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Read our blog to get insider tips and useful advice from our Beacon veterinarians, they can help keep your cat or dog happy and in excellent health.

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Help! My Dog Ate Chewing Gum

Help! My Dog Ate Chewing Gum

Your dog eating gum may not seem like a big deal, but varieties of chewing gum are toxic to dogs. Our Beacon vets explain what to do if your dog ate gum.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat hernias generally aren't serious and can be repaired with surgery if spotted early. Today, our Beacon vets describe different types of hernias in cats and offer insight into what you can expect if your cat has hernia surgery.    

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C-Sections For Dogs

C-Sections For Dogs

Emergency c-sections can be performed if a dog is in labor, but in some cases, an elective c-section may be recommended if your pooch faces an increased risk of complications. Today, our Beacon vets look at how to tell if your dog needs a c-section.

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TTA Surgery for Cruciate Ligament Ruptures in Dogs

TTA Surgery for Cruciate Ligament Ruptures in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament tears are common knee injuries seen in dogs, and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement surgery is one of the ways this condition can be treated. Today our Beacon vets discuss Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery for dogs, including how it works, its benefits, and what the procedure involves.

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Puppy's First Vet Visit Checklist

Puppy's First Vet Visit Checklist

It's an exciting time! Your new puppy is all set to accompany you home. You've gathered all of the necessities and scheduled your new puppy's first appointment with the veterinarian. Our Beacon veterinarians explain what to expect at your first appointment and what to bring with you.

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What is Cat FHO Surgery?

What is Cat FHO Surgery?

For many cats suffering from painful hip problems, an FHO, or femoral head osteotomy, is an effective and relatively inexpensive surgical treatment option. Our Beacon veterinarians explain the cat FHO procedure and the cat recovery process.

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How to Take Care of a Newborn Baby Kitten Without a Mother

How to Take Care of a Newborn Baby Kitten Without a Mother

When caring for a newborn kitten, especially one without a mother, there are numerous factors to consider. Today, our Beacon veterinarians talk about how to care for a baby kitten without a mother, what can go wrong, and when to take them to the vet for the first time.

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Torn ACL Surgery For Dogs

Torn ACL Surgery For Dogs

Many of us are aware that ACL injuries are common in athletes, but because of the anatomy of your dog's leg, this painful knee injury is also common in dogs. Our Beacon veterinarians explain the signs and symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs, as well as the treatments available.

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Signs Your Pet Needs to See an Emergency Vet

Signs Your Pet Needs to See an Emergency Vet

It may come as a surprise, but your pet's need for immediate emergency care isn't always obvious. Today, our Beacon veterinarians discuss some of the signs that it's time to visit an emergency animal hospital.

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Pets, like people, can sometimes suffer from conditions that require immediate emergency intervention. Our Beacon vets explain what situations warrant dog and cat emergency care and what to do when that happens.

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Now Welcoming New Patients

Our vets at The Beacon Veterinary Associates are now accepting new patients! Our experienced team of veterinary professionals are passionate about giving the cats and dogs of Beacon the health care they need. Contact us today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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