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GAH – Handouts

Many of these handouts are the same that we use when you visit our hospital.  Just in case you cannot find your copy, or we recommend to you that you download a copy, or possibly just because of your curiosity, go ahead and browse through our handouts.  I hope that you find them helpful. Dr. Olson  Printing All of the…

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Ice is GOOD for dogs

Contrary to some of the misinformation that is currently on the internet, ice cubes and ice water are good for cooling off your dog. Lots of dogs like to play with or chew up ice cubes, and many dogs will drink more if you add ice cubes to their water bowl. Using ice cubes is also a great way to give…

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Banner Week!

This has been a Banner Week! I learned that I was supposed to ask to go outside (what a concept!), figured out how to go up a full flight of 13 stairs (going down has not happened yet), and lost my first baby tooth! All in one week! Wow.

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Snowy cabin, no heat

Our furnace failed at our cabin in West Virginia, so Dave and I spent most of the weekend driving back and forth to Canaan Valley to fix it. This was taken Saturday as we got ready to leave for home, thinking the furnace was fixed. It only worked for a short time so Dave had to go back on Sunday,…

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Aspirin can be dangerous for pets

Aspirin is a very dangerous medication for cats and dogs. It is not effective for pain or inflammation in cats (it is only used for blood clot prevention in cats). The proper dose for a cat is small and only once or twice weekly as this drug stays in their system a long time. Giving small doses more often than twice weekly, or…

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Canine Distemper Alert in Fairfax County!

On 12/6/2013, a wild raccoon from Fairfax County tested positive for Canine Distemper. Why is this a concern? Distemper is highly contagious; it is not treatable and many dogs die from this disease. Early symptoms include: thick discharge from eyes and nose, sneezing andor coughing, fever, poor appetite, vomiting and/or diarrhea. These symptoms can occur with other illnesses, too. As…

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