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Having a pet can be the best thing in the world, but when they get sick or injured it's the worst thing in the world. Of course it's hard to plan for the unexpected. We all want to do what's best for your pet (including you as the pet owner). We also understand the financial baggage that can come with the responsibility of being a pet owner. Medical insurance can be a great option and peace of mind if your beloved pet gets ill or hurt, that you can say YES to treatment! Read more

Spring has sprung! Is your pet protected?

Though it took a long time to get there, I am happy to say that spring is here! With the warmer weather upon us this also means that the bugs will be coming as well. It is important to get all of your dogs and/or cats protected against fleas and ticks in order to safeguard them from the disease, discomfort, and the many medical issues these little parasites can unleash. Even indoor cats can get fleas/ticks if those creepy crawlies hitch a ride on a human or another pet into your home. Which is why it's so important to treat all those pets in your household because that flea life cycle can last months and re-infestation can occur. We can all agree that's not what you want to be dealing with!

STRANGE BUT TRUE! The tale of the teratoma

Minna, a 1 year 7 month old female Rottweiler came in to see us for limping on her right hind leg. Her owner thought maybe something in her foot was injured or strained. Dr. Ponsness did a thorough physical exam, noticed that both of her rear legs were tender to palpation and her gait suggested both hind limbs had problems. Wanting to investigate this further, we took a few x-rays to get a better look at her legs and hips. Upon reviewing her radiographs, Dr. Ponsness noticed some calcified deposits in her lower abdomen but the x-ray was partly cut off. Curious what this was, Dr. Ponsness took another x-ray of her entire abdomen and found something pretty surprising. 

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