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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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Hookworms in Dogs

Hookworms in Dogs

Hookworms cause gastrointestinal upset in otherwise healthy adult dogs but can be fatal for puppies. Today, our Beacon vets share facts about hookworms in dogs and how these problematic parasites can be treated or prevented.

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Why is my dog drooling?

Why is my dog drooling?

Dogs drool is a normal part of life for some breeds of dog, but what do you do if there's a lot of slobber on your pet's face? Is it cause for concern? Today, our Beacon vets discuss drooling in dogs and when you should be concerned.

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ECG For Pets

ECG For Pets

In this post, our Beacon vets will discuss ECGs for dogs and cats, when your vet will order one as well as how to understand your pet's results so you can make the best decisions regarding their health care.

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Is bloody diarrhea in dogs an emergency?

Is bloody diarrhea in dogs an emergency?

It is alarming to see that our canine companions clearly aren't feeling great, which makes it stressful when your dog has unexplained diarrhea. Today, our Beacon vets explain some common causes of diarrhea, what to do if your dog's stool is bloody, and when it's time to head to the vet.

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Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

At The Beacon Veterinary Associates, we believe strongly in educating our clients so they can be the best possible pet owners. So today, our Beacon vets will discuss urinalysis for dogs and cats, as well as how to understand your pet's urinalysis results so you can make the best decisions regarding their medical care.

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke in Dogs

Our Beacon veterinarians define heatstroke in dogs and offer a list of symptoms to look out for as the temperature rises. We also discuss how to prevent heatstroke in dogs and what to do if you suspect your dog is suffering from this dangerous condition.

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Understanding Blood Tests For Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests For Dogs

Our Beacon vets understand that it can be challenging to understand why your pet needs blood testing, and what those results mean. Today we explain the results of the dog's blood tests.

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How to Care for a Dog Wound

How to Care for a Dog Wound

Not every cut or graze your dog gets requires veterinary care, but you do need to know how to care for your dog's wounds, and when you should head to the vet. Here, our Beacon emergency vets provide tips on how to care for your dog's wounds at home.

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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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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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