6 Questions Your Pet’s Blood Work Can Answer

As your pet ages, you may start wondering if they are as healthy on the inside as they appear on the outside. You may also wonder about common conditions, and whether your pet is developing any disease signs. The best way for your veterinarian to assess your pet’s internal health is with a routine blood [...]

FAQs About Wellness Screenings for Your Pet

You may think your pet doesn’t need to see a veterinarian because they aren’t acting sick or hurt, but regular wellness screenings are important for your seemingly healthy pet. These exams are critical to help maintain your pet’s optimal quality of life. Our team at Liberty Veterinary Hospital wants to answer some frequently asked questions [...]

What’s in a Name? Defining the Pet Dental Cleaning

When you go to the dentist, you have to follow a lot of directions—open and close your mouth, bite down, turn your head, spit. Plus more instructions if you’re squeamish—hold still, stop moving, calm down, and so on. So, what does your pet’s teeth cleaning look like? What exactly takes place during a veterinary dental [...]

A Christmas Carol About Holiday Pet Safety

The holidays are a wondrous time of year when families and friends are brought together, people reflect on their life’s blessings, and many are compelled to provide for those in need. However, the season also poses many potential hazards for your pet. Our team at Liberty Veterinary Hospital enlisted the help of a few well-known [...]

Party Crasher—Profiling Pancreatitis in Pets

The pancreas is like the cool guy at a party whose quiet but powerful presence is effectively controlling the event’s entire vibe—until he gets angry. For reasons unknown, the cool guy is suddenly red-faced and raging. Seemingly in response, the other guests begin turning over tables and fighting, sending the night into total chaos.  Suddenly, [...]

Out With It Already—The Vomiting Dog

Your alarm won’t go off for another two hours, but your dog’s unmistakeable retching sounds catapult you from bed at exactly 3:17 a.m. As you race down the hallway in search of the source, you’ve never been more alert.  Your dog is crouched under the piano, leaning over a puddle of unrecognizable items and partially [...]

Pass or Fail—Selecting a Safe Chew Toy For Your Dog

Chewing can be an enjoyable, stress relieving activity for dogs. Unfortunately, improper toy selection can make chewing dangerous, so to keep all dogs safe and healthy, Liberty Veterinary Hospital tested some popular toys to help you “chew-s” wisely. How we evaluated pet toys for safety WIth aisles of pet toy options, knowing what’s best for [...]

Help Meow-t—Inappropriate Urination in Cats

“Why is my cat urinating outside the litter box?” is a common question at Liberty Veterinary Hospital. Unfortunately, the answer is not always obvious, and this frustrating behavior can be a result of multiple factors. Inappropriate urination by cats is always indicative of a problem, and prompt attention is necessary. Here are some common reasons [...]

Kidney Failure In Pets: Your Questions Answered

As your pet grows older, their organ function typically declines as a result of aging. However, numerous issues can cause kidney failure in pets of any age. If your pet has developed kidney failure, this condition can be quite complex and you may be left with many questions. Although your Liberty Veterinary Hospital veterinarian is [...]

7 Facts Every Pet Owner Should Know About Mosquitoes and Ticks

When you head outside to enjoy a summer day, you likely liberally douse yourself in bug spray to keep away mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests. But, do you use parasite preventives to protect your pet from the same bugs? These opportunistic bloodsuckers are looking for their next victim and will take advantage of an unprotected [...]

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