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Giardia in Dogs

Giardia is a microscopic protozoan parasite ubiquitous throughout the world that causes severe gastrointestinal illness in dogs and people. Our Groves Veterinary Clinic team provides information about giardiasis and to offer advice to help decrease your four-legged friend’s risk.  Giardia transmission in dogs Giardia duodenalis is a simple one-celled parasitic organism that has seven genotypes, [...]

Orthopedic Laser Therapy for Pets

Laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive method for addressing numerous health conditions, including several orthopedic issues in pets. Our Groves Veterinary Clinic team commonly uses orthopedic laser therapy to help keep pets more comfortable. Read on to see if your pet is a candidate. What is laser therapy for pets? Laser is an acronym for [...]

What Dog Owners Should Know About Ear Infections and Allergies

Many dogs suffer from chronic ear infections, which can indicate they have allergies. Chronic ear infections can cause significant pain for your dog and potentially lead to hearing deficits, but they can be frustrating to treat. Our Groves Veterinary Clinic team wants to offer information about dog allergies and ear infections in case your four-legged [...]

Laser Therapy—Details for Pet Owners

Therapeutic lasers can treat numerous conditions in pets by stimulating healing and decreasing pain and inflammation. Our team at Groves Veterinary Clinic wants to provide details about this versatile treatment modality, to help you decide if your pet can benefit.  Laser therapy for pets—the basics The term laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission [...]

Reindeer Approved Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

The holidays are a magical time of year, when we decorate our homes, gather with family and friends, and eat delectable food. However, these wonderful holiday traditions can pose potential hazards for your pet. Our team at Groves Veterinary Clinic asked Rudolph and his reindeer friends to help us give pet holiday safety tips before [...]

Arthritis Management in Pets: Overcoming Painful Joint Problems

Arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis (OA) in pets, is a chronic, painful, inflammatory joint condition characterized by cartilage loss, osteophyte (i.e., bone spur) formation, and a thickened joint capsule. OA is the most common arthritis type in dogs and cats, and has been reported in “20 percent of all dogs over 1 year of age, [...]

Hitch in the Giddyup? 3 Common Reasons for Limping in Pets

Limping, faltering, hobbling, gimping, wobbling. Many words describe lameness, or an abnormal gait, which is one of the most common reasons pets are presented to Groves Veterinary Clinic. Witnessing your pet limping can be disconcerting, and while some causes of lameness are urgent, not all require emergency veterinary attention. Below are four common reasons why [...]

What You “Kneed” to Know About Patellar Luxation

The patella (i.e., the kneecap) is a small, oval-shaped bone located near the femur and tibia of the hind leg in dogs and cats. The bone is situated underneath the patellar ligament in a deep groove, and can slide back and forth during knee extension and flexion. The patella plays a vital role in knee [...]

The Vital Role of a Vet Tech—More Than Puppies and Kittens

Veterinary technicians, or vet techs for short, are a critical part of the Groves Veterinary Clinic team. These highly skilled, educated professionals manage routine hospital tasks, patient care, and client education with efficiency and expertise. Because of their immense capability, our veterinarian can focus on examinations, diagnosis, treatment, and surgery. Together, we deliver award-winning veterinary [...]

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