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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 [...]

A Veterinarian’s Typical Day—Thanks, Dr. Groves, for All You Do!

After completing a bachelor’s degree and four years of veterinary school at the University of Florida, living the life that I worked so hard to achieve is a fulfilling experience. Those years at school were rigorous, and my life as a veterinarian is not exactly docile. Our team at Groves Veterinary Clinic thought you would [...]

Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis—Protect Your Puppy From Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia is the most common developmental orthopedic disease in dogs, affecting millions of dogs worldwide. This condition can result in significant pain and decreased mobility for your pet. Our team at Groves Veterinary Clinic wants to provide information about this concerning disorder, and about a minimally invasive surgical procedure called juvenile pubic symphysiodesis [...]

Medical Versus Natural Therapies for Pet Anxiety

Anxious pets can put a strain on the owner-pet relationship because of their destructive or reactive behavior, hypervigilance, and unpredictability. A little research will show you that an overwhelming number of ways are available to address your pet’s struggle—from medication, to herbal supplements, to classical music. Learn the differences between popular treatments with this guide [...]

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