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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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Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog Or Cat

Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog Or Cat

If your dog or cat is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) or CT scan, you may be wondering how the appointment will work and how you can prepare. Below, our Beacon vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray.

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Types of Diagnostic Testing for Pets

Types of Diagnostic Testing for Pets

Veterinary diagnostic tests are an exceptional tool used by our Beacon veterinarians to help us pinpoint the cause, extent, or seriousness of your pet's illness or injury. Depending on your pet's condition, the type of pet diagnostic test used will vary. Below are a few of the tests that your vet may recommend to help diagnose or treat your dog or cat.

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Dog Parvovirus: What You Need to Know

Dog Parvovirus: What You Need to Know

Parvovirus is a highly contagious and often fatal virus that is passed from dog to dog through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects like bowls or toys. Our Beacon veterinarians have compiled a list of parvovirus facts that you should be aware of in order to keep your four-legged friend healthy.

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X-Rays for Dogs

X-Rays for Dogs

Your dog has an X-ray (radiograph) coming up. You may be wondering about the process during the appointment and how you can prepare. In this post, our Beacon vets explain what you can expect when you take your dog for an X-ray. 

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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Preventive care including routine vaccinations is the best way to provide your new pup with the protection they need. Today, our Beacon vets talk about why vaccinations are important and what your pup's vaccine schedule may look like.

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Knee Surgery for Dogs

Knee Surgery for Dogs

If your dog is experiencing knee pain because of a torn cruciate ligament (the equivalent of ACLs in humans), surgery may be your best bet for treatment. Here, our Beacon vets look at 3 surgery options for treating this very common knee injury in dogs.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed: The Benefits of a Spayed or Neutered Dog

Getting Your Dog Fixed: The Benefits of a Spayed or Neutered Dog

Having your pup spayed or neutered prevents unwanted pregnancies and litters and also curbs undesirable behaviors. These procedures can even reduce the risk of certain diseases in your dog. Here, our Beacon vets walk you through what you need to know about having your puppy undergo one of these procedures. 

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Aural Hematomas in Cats

Aural Hematomas in Cats

If you notice that your cat has developed an ear hematoma, you might be wondering how to help. Today, our Beacon vet team talks about the causes of aural hematomas in cats, symptoms, and treatment options.

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Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke in Cats

At The Beacon Veterinary Associates, our vets see fewer cases of heatstroke in cats than in dogs, nonetheless, it does happen. Here we share some of the symptoms of heatstroke in cats, and what you should do if you think your cat is suffering from heatstroke. 

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When to Worry About Weight Loss in Older Dogs

When to Worry About Weight Loss in Older Dogs

While we are normally concerned with our dogs becoming overweight, some old dogs begin losing weight and muscle mass. Here, Our Beacon vets discuss weight loss in a senior dog and when you should be concerned.

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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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