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4 Common Signs of Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets

Cognition can be described as the mental process of thinking, reasoning, or remembering.  People and pets rely on cognition every day to get through straightforward tasks, such as heading to the eating area at mealtimes or taking a bathroom break when needed. With more difficult chores, our advanced cognitive skills help us accomplish things like [...]

Top 5 Myths Regarding Parasite Prevention

A parasite can be defined as “an organism living in, with, or on another organism in parasitism,” with parasitism defined as a relationship in which “a parasite obtains benefits from a host which it usually injures.” In short, parasites are creatures that take advantage of their hosts. Our pets are susceptible to a number of [...]

Shower Your Senior Pet with Special Care

Your senior pet has given you a lifetime of love and adoration. Return the favor with special care designed to support their aging body, and ensure their comfort and good health in their golden years. Although age is not a disease, it does come with many age-related illnesses that can be alleviated through multimodal treatment [...]

Can My Pet Get COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is still going strong, and we have more challenging months ahead. During the pandemic, you’ve likely had many questions about if, and how, COVID-19 can affect your pet. Our Groves Veterinary Clinic team answers our most frequent questions about COVID-19 and pets.  Can animals contract coronaviruses? Many coronavirus strains cause a variety [...]

Delicious But Deadly: Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

Dogs have a nose for sniffing out sweet treats, especially chocolate. Cats, on the other hand, are often too discriminating to eat large amounts of this sweet snack, and they do not have receptors for sweet tastes, so chocolate holds no appeal. While food toxicities are common in pets, phone calls about chocolate ingestion are [...]

Holiday Pet Hazards

During this magical time of year, your home is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Your perfect Christmas tree takes pride of place in the front window, fresh greenery adorns the mantle, and a decadent feast will soon grace your table. But, some of the holiday’s most enjoyable pleasures can quickly turn dangerous for your mischievous [...]

5 Tools to Improve Your Arthritic Pet’s Mobility

Watching your older pet who suffers from osteoarthritis struggle with everyday activities can be heartbreaking. A common affliction of senior pets, which can also affect pets of all life stages, osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that progressively becomes more uncomfortable as your pet’s joint cartilage deteriorates, and begins grinding bone-on-bone, because the bones in [...]

The Importance of Presurgical Testing for Your Pet

Most pet owners are frightened about their beloved pet undergoing anesthesia and surgery. At Groves Veterinary Clinic, we understand how you feel about your furry loved one, and we take every precaution possible to keep your pet safe and healthy while in our care. We do not take the responsibility lightly, which is why we [...]

How to Manage Asthma in Your Pet

Wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath can be experienced by cats, dogs, and people diagnosed with asthma, an inflammatory lower airway disease. Asthma in dogs is less common than in cats, but both species suffer from asthma in much the same way as people. Pets can sustain asthmatic episodes because of triggers caused by people [...]

How to Keep Your Cat at a Healthy Weight

America has a growing problem—the number of overweight and obese pets is on the rise, especially among the feline pet population. While there’s more to love when snuggling a chubby kitty, those extra pounds can create a bigger health threat than you may think. As more cats’ waistlines expand, more are suffering with weight-related medical [...]

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