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Caring for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery

Caring for Your Dog After Orthopedic Surgery

Taking care of your dog during their recovery after orthopedic surgery can be a long and frustrating process. Today, our Lafayette vets share with you tips and advice for taking care of your dog after orthopedic surgery and how you can keep them comfortable after their procedure.

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The Importance Of Having Your Pet Vaccinated

The Importance Of Having Your Pet Vaccinated

At St. Francis Veterinary Hospital, our team believes that vaccinations are a key part of keeping your pet healthy during their life. While core vaccinations are recommended for all pets, there are various vaccines that may be suggested for your pet based on their lifestyle and risk level for certain diseases. Our Lafayette vets explain more here.

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How Often Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

How Often Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

To give your beloved pup their best chance at a long and healthy life bring them to the vet regularly for routine wellness exams. Here, our Lafayette vets explain exactly how often you should be bringing your dog to the vet.

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Where Can You Leave Your Cat While on Vacation?

Where Can You Leave Your Cat While on Vacation?

While we wish we could take our feline companions with us when we go out of town, it isn't always possible. In this blog, our Lafayette vets share some ideas for places where you can leave your cat while you are on vacation.

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Can A Dog Have A Reaction To The Bordetella Vaccine?

Can A Dog Have A Reaction To The Bordetella Vaccine?

Here, our vets in Lafayette share the potential side effects dogs can develop after receiving the Bordetella vaccine, and the importance of vaccinating your dog.

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How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats

How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats

It can be frightening to find out your beloved cat has worms because they can be a serious health threat for your feline friend. Today, our Lafayette vets share the signs your cat may have worms and how you can get rid of them.

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How to Prepare Your Cat for an Annual Veterinary Exam

How to Prepare Your Cat for an Annual Veterinary Exam

Taking your cat to the vet for routine physical exams annually is essential to the health of your feline companion because your vet has the chance to detect any health issues early or prevent them from arising in the first place. Today, our Lafayette vets share the ways you can prepare your cat for their routine annual wellness examination.

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Golden Retriever 101

Golden Retriever 101

Did you know the golden retriever dog breed is one of the most popular in the US? They are intelligent, outgoing, and could also be great for families with kids. Today, our Lafayette vets discuss the personality traits and characteristics of golden retrievers and some useful information you should know before adopting one of these beautiful pups.

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What You Need To Know When Boarding Your Dog

What You Need To Know When Boarding Your Dog

Is this your first time boarding your dog? You probably have lots of questions and worries about leaving your dog in the care of others. Today, our Lafayette vets aim to put your worries to rest and share some important things you should know about boarding your dog and choosing a reputable boarding facility.

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Signs That Your Dog May Need Dental Cleaning

Signs That Your Dog May Need Dental Cleaning

When your dog develops a dental health problem it can lead to chronic pain as well as other health issues. Luckily, lots of dental health problems can be prevented with a combination of regular dental exams, professional hygiene cleanings, and at-home care. Here, our vets in Lafayette share ways you can tell if your dog needs a dental cleaning, as well as if they have developed any dental health problems and how to keep their mouth healthy.

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