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Fecal Testing for Cats and Dogs


Why is my veterinarian recommending fecal testing for my pet? Fecal tests are among the most common procedures we perform, and pet owners often have questions about their necessity. This is understandable because it requires them to collect and bring in the fecal specimen to be tested, which is not a pleasant task. Here are some of the most common questions we hear about fecal testing for cats and dogs. What’s involved in fecal testing? Fecal testing involves the collection […]

Periodontal Disease in Cats and Dogs


One of the most common unaddressed problems we see here at Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital is dental disease among the adult cats and dogs we treat. By age three, most cats and dogs have some degree of periodontal disease. One reason is that aside from bad breath, there aren’t a lot of signs that your pet is developing dental disease. As a result, dental disease often goes unnoticed and untreated for years and care often comes too late to prevent […]

Vaccines vs. Titers


Which is better: annual vaccines or titers? It’s a question we often hear from our clients. As a responsible dog or cat owner, you know how crucial vaccines are to your pet’s health and well-being. You no doubt took your puppy or kitten to the veterinarian for their first round of vaccines and are probably conscientious about their yearly shots. But, like many pet owners, you may also be concerned about the possible negative side effects all those routine vaccinations […]