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Protecting Your Pet with Written Prescriptions

Protecting Your Pet with Written Prescriptions

In recent months TCVH has made some changes to the way we fill your pet’s prescriptions. These changes were initiated...
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Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke

HEAT STROKE AND HYPERTHERMIA What is heat stroke? Heat stroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body...
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Dealing With The Loss Of A Pet

Dealing With The Loss Of A Pet

With the loss of my own dog earlier this month I was reminded of the strong bond we have with...
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Why Is My Dog Always Pulling?!?!

Why Is My Dog Always Pulling?!?!

Have you ever felt the frustration of trying to take your furry friend for a nice relaxing walk only to...
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How to Help Your Cat with Arthritis

How to Help Your Cat with Arthritis

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS? Arthritis or osteoarthritis is inflammation within the joints and the tissues surrounding them. It is one of...
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The TCVH Difference

The TCVH Difference

At Town & Country Veterinary Hospital we pride ourselves on providing the best veterinary experience for our clients and their...
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Allergies in Our Pets

Allergies in Our Pets

One of the most common reasons we see patients is due to allergies and complications from those allergies. An allergy...
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How to Help the Car Sick Dog

How to Help the Car Sick Dog

Does your dog get car sick or anxious in the car? Motion sickness occurs when certain parts of the inner...
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Essential Oil Safety

Essential Oil Safety

There has been a recent increase in the use of essential oils in the home. It is important, if you...
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Respiratory Rate Monitoring in Dogs and Cats

Respiratory Rate Monitoring in Dogs and Cats

Did you know that your pet’s respiratory rate can tell us a lot about their heart and lungs? An increase...
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Senior Pets and the Importance of Enrichment

Senior Pets and the Importance of Enrichment

Our pets are living longer and longer, and we couldn’t be happier about it. But with this increased lifespan, we...
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Importance of Annual Bloodwork for Your Pet

Importance of Annual Bloodwork for Your Pet

When most people hear “bloodwork” for their pet they may not understand the true value of this testing. Annual bloodwork...
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Laser Treatments for Your Pet

Laser Treatments for Your Pet

Laser Therapy for Your Pet What is Laser Therapy? The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light...
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What Do I Feed My Pet?

What Do I Feed My Pet?

In today’s market there is an overwhelming number of food options for your pet. How do you know what to...
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Breed Specific Rescues-A Growing Trend

Breed Specific Rescues-A Growing Trend

What do you do when you are looking for a new dog and you have your heart set on a...
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Bailey’s Acupuncture Journey

Bailey’s Acupuncture Journey

Bailey is a 6 ½ year old chocolate lab. She has a history of chronic lameness in her hips and...
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Why Is My Cat Scratching My Stuff And How Can I Make It Stop?!?!

Why Is My Cat Scratching My Stuff And How Can I Make It Stop?!?!

First let’s talk about why your cat is scratching- scratching is a way of communicating for your cat. Cats often...
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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Town & Country Veterinary Hospital realizes the importance of educating the public about pets and pet health. One of the...
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Water Safety For Your Pooch

Water Safety For Your Pooch

The idea of taking a nice cool dip in the pool or lake may seem refreshing and relaxing for both...
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The Terrifying Truth About Ticks

The Terrifying Truth About Ticks

We can all agree that ticks are creepy little bloodsucking creatures. What you may not know is that they can...
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Bi-Monthly Brushing, It’s Not Enough

Bi-Monthly Brushing, It’s Not Enough

Are you brushing FiFi’s teeth at home? This is a very common question I present during every annual checkup. Many...
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Curbside Service

Curbside Service

To better serve our patients and pet owners, Town and Country Veterinary Hospital is now offering curbside pickup! When it’s...
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Influenza Outbreak in Dogs and Cats as of 4/13/15

Influenza Outbreak in Dogs and Cats as of 4/13/15

There has been close to an epidemic outbreak in canine influenza recently. It has been centered in Chicago, IL with...
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Skip the Fuzzy Friends this Easter

Skip the Fuzzy Friends this Easter

It is Easter time again and the lure of soft bunnies and fluffy baby chicks is all around us. Each...
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My Kids Want a Pet, What Should I Get?

My Kids Want a Pet, What Should I Get?

So, your kids have been pestering you for a pet and you think they might be ready for the responsibility...
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Ditching the Doggy (or Kitty) Breath

Ditching the Doggy (or Kitty) Breath

February is Pet Dental Health Month in the veterinary world and there is good reason why we devote a whole...
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Just like us, our dogs need exercise in the winter months too. If your dog is used to running or...
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Holiday Hazards-Cat Edition

Holiday Hazards-Cat Edition

‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings and decorations around the house. This is also a time for your feline friend...
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The Reasons We Refer

Our first priority when treating your pet is to provide the highest standard of care and, in the event of...
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Nicotine and Smoke Exposure In Your Pet

Nicotine and Smoke Exposure In Your Pet

We all know that smoking is bad for you, but what you might not know is that it is very...
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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

One of the first questions that new pet owners ask me is “Is pet insurance worth it?” In my opinion...
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Our Pet Pawty!!

Our Pet Pawty!!

This past Sunday our clinic hosted our first ever Pet Pawty. We had over 500 guests come and tour our...
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Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

As we celebrate National Dog Day it is a good time to reflect on why man’s best friend is just...
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Providing Long Term Care for Your Pet

Providing Long Term Care for Your Pet

While it is true that our furry friends do not live as long as we do, it is important to...
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Furry Friends and Firework Phobias

Furry Friends and Firework Phobias

The Fourth of July is upon us and while we are enjoying the sights and sounds of the rockets red...
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Supplementing Your Nutraceutical Knowledge

Supplementing Your Nutraceutical Knowledge

There are so many supplements being marketed to pet owners each day to improve the quality of your pet’s life....
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Dr. Kelley Molitor

Dr. Kelley Molitor

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More to Love?

More to Love?

The most common medical condition I see in my clinic is obesity. Although we joke during the exam about “Chubby”...
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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Every spring our phones are ringing off the hook with panicked calls about what to do with the “abandoned” baby...
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A Few Of My Not So Favorite Things

A Few Of My Not So Favorite Things

We all have that one part of our job that we just do not like. I am no exception to...
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Enriching Your Dog’s Environment

Enriching Your Dog’s Environment

Do you ever look at your dog and think “Have you even moved today?” While they might seem content to...
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Cat Breeds I Miss Seeing

Cat Breeds I Miss Seeing

Although pure bred cats are a lot less common in my practice than pure bred dogs there are several breeds...
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Dog Breeds I Miss Seeing

Dog Breeds I Miss Seeing

I have seen so many breeds in my years as a veterinarian and there are many that have tugged at...
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Millionaire Matchmaker – DVM edition

Millionaire Matchmaker – DVM edition

One great thing about my job is that it constantly presents me with an opportunity to go above and beyond...
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Dogs Eat the Craziest Things

Dogs Eat the Craziest Things

During a recent conversation at our hospital we were recalling all of the objects we have removed from our canine...
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The Miracle Microchip

I fully believe that every pet should be microchipped as soon as they become a member of your family. Studies...
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