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  • Food Elimination Trials
    Food Elimination Trial Instructions Your pet is exhibiting clinical signs that could be consistent with an adverse reaction to food. This adverse reaction may be a food allergy, or your pet Read more
  • Does My Pet Need Bloodwork?
    Bloodwork provides information that shows how the internal organs are performing.   An examination gives veterinarians a lot of information on the physical health of the patient.  The owner’s history tells Read more
  • The Importance of A Physical
    We are often asked how often pets should visit the veterinarian.  Pets just like people tend to have more medical problems as they age.  Young patients have more veterinary visits Read more
  • Rabies
    Rabies.  One of the most deadly zoonotic diseases still found in more than 150 countries and territories around the world.  It is a vaccine preventable virus that causes severe inflammation Read more
  • Dental Awareness
    Let’s face it, most of us do not look in our pet’s mouths very often.  In fact, I’m sure some of you even avoid it because there is such a Read more
  • Stay Inside and Snuggle
    It is now winter and school has closed for the second freezing cold day this week.  We need to make sure our pets are also protected in cold weather.  It Read more
  • Halloween Pet Safety
    Here is a GREAT handout for pet Safety during Halloween.  Have a safe & SPOOKY Halloween! Halloween Pet Safety Read more
  • Summertime Vehicle Safety for Pets
    Summertime Vehicle Safety for Pets As the temperature rises in St. Louis in mid-July, it is important to remember not to keep our pets in our vehicles! Every year, hundreds of pets Read more
  • Heartworms and Your Pet
    Heartworms and Your Pet Heartworms occur throughout the U.S., and although they are preventable, they are  still common in dogs and cats. Transmitted by mosquitoes, they are among the most damaging canine Read more
  • Healthy Mouth = Healthy Pet
           February is National Pet Dental Awareness Month.  There are very scary statistics out there that over 80% of our patients have dental disease.  Examining the mouth can give Read more
  • Food for Thought
    Food puzzles are any toy or object that contain food and require the pet to find a way to the food out.  There are many brands and types of food Read more
  • Coughing All the Way
    Coughing All the Way The Viruses Are Coming to Town Recently at Ark Animal Hospital, we have treated a number of dogs for upper respiratory diseases – formally known as CIRDS. Read more
  • Thanksgiving Day Hazards for Pets
                Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it can also bring some hazards for your pets! Holiday food should be kept out of your Read more
  • Zika Virus
    Zika Virus is primarily transmitted through mosquitos but can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, laboratory exposure, sexual intercourse, or from mother to child during pregnancy.  Pregnant woman should avoid Read more
  • What about Xylitol?
    Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener that in people also has been proven to have some antibacterial properties.   But like most things in veterinary medicine, just because it is good Read more
  • Teeth Check?!?
    All dogs and cats at some point in their life will need to have their teeth scaled and polished.  Even though most people brush their teeth 2-3 times a day Read more

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