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Our Hermitage veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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How To Care For a Wounded Cat - The Complete Guide

How To Care For a Wounded Cat - The Complete Guide

Cats can be adventurous and inquisitive creatures who love exploring their environment and learning everything they can. In the course of these adventures, they may become injured or wounded though. Here, our Hermitage vets speak about the common causes of wounds in cats, how you can help to treat them and when it's time to bring your lovable kitty to the vet.

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Helping Your Dog Recover From Surgery

Helping Your Dog Recover From Surgery

After your dog has undergone surgery, you will play a critical role in helping them to fully recover. Diligent post-operative care is very important to help your dog return to their normal routine as soon as possible. Here, our Hermitage vets share some tips with you about how to care for your dog after surgery.

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Why Preventive Health Care is Important for Dogs

Why Preventive Health Care is Important for Dogs

Bringing your dog in for their annual routine wellness exam allows your vet to check up on their health, to check for the early signs of disease and offer preventive treatments that can help to protect your pet against possible life-threatening conditions. Here, our Hermitage vets explain the benefits of providing preventive care for dogs.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. There's no cure for this painful condition, however, our Hermitage vets can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to enjoy a good quality of life as they age.

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Rabies in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Rabies in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Rabies is a hugely contagious and deadly virus in pets. Luckily, it is preventable with the help of vaccines and other preventive care. Here, our Hermitage vets explain the symptoms or rabies and how to help prevent it from infecting your beloved dog.

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How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

Your feline companion means the world to you and of course, you want to do everything you can for them to live a long, healthy and happy life. Here, our Hermitage vets explain how often you should be bringing your cat in to see a veterinarian for routine checkups and preventive care. 

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Routine Vet Exams - Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

Routine Vet Exams - Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

During a routine exam, your veterinarian will check your pet regularly for symptoms of illness, internal health issues and other serious conditions that may need to be addressed. Here, our vets in Hermitage explain why regularly scheduled veterinary checkups are so important.

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Wellness plans and pet insurance are two options to help make your pet's healthcare more affordable. It's important to understand the differences between them. Here, our Hermitage vets explain more about pet insurance and wellness plans.

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How to Take Care of a Kitten: Complete Guide

How to Take Care of a Kitten: Complete Guide

When caring for a newborn kitten, there are many things you'll need to know. This is especially true if they don't have their mother around. Here, our Hermitage vets share some information with you about how to take care of a baby kitten, including what can go wrong and when to bring them into the vet for the first time. 

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6 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Dog Healthy

6 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Dog Healthy

When caring for your dog's health and well-being, things don't have to be complicated. In addition to all of the love and attention you're giving your canine companion, follow these 6 tips from our Hermitage vets to help your dog live a long, happy and healthy life.

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