A Guide to Summer Pet Safety Hazards

Pets and their owners flock to the outdoors when the weather warms up, because they know the Midwestern summer lasts only a few fleeting months. While you are outside with your pet soaking up the sun, you may be exposing them to summer dangers. The Liberty Veterinary Hospital team has your pet’s best interests in [...]

Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets: Early Detection Saves Lives

Aging pets are more likely to develop many diseases and conditions, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), than their younger counterparts. Traditionally, this progressive condition was not diagnosed until pets began showing clinical signs in the late disease stages when treatment was too late to effectively slow disease progression. Now, a new test has been developed [...]

5 Reasons Your Pet’s Eyes are Red

The eyes are a complex organ that works with the brain to help your pet see, sense light, and navigate the world. Primary eye diseases and systemic conditions that manifest in the eyes can cause your pet serious discomfort, and can lead to blindness. The first sign of an eye problem is often eye redness, [...]

6 Ways to Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

When you look adoringly at your new puppy or kitten, you see years of companionship and adventure together. You likely do not give a thought to how quickly the time will go by, and that you will wish for more time when your pet is nearing the end of their—far too short—life. While you cannot [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Veterinary Anesthesia

their pet being “put under” can elicit nervous feelings. Some veterinary procedures need to be performed with your pet under anesthesia, and while it’s normal to worry about your pet, it should not be a reason to deny them the veterinary care they need. Our team at Liberty Animal Hospital wants to help relieve your [...]

Chronic Ear Infections in Pets

Nonstop scratching, head tilting, and an unmistakable odor—after helping your pet battle a few ear infections, you likely recognize the signs. Unfortunately, if an ear infection’s underlying cause is not addressed, the condition continues to return—often immediately after your pet has completed treatment for the previous infection. Chronic ear infections are a miserable and frustrating [...]

Vaccinations 101: Disease Protection for Your Pet

When you receive a reminder that your pet is due for their vaccinations, you may wonder what the abbreviations stand for, why your pet needs vaccinations, and what vaccinations will protect your pet against which diseases. Our Liberty Veterinary Hospital team wants you to know how vaccinations safeguard your pet against infectious disease, so read [...]

4 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for a New School Year

Pets thrive on predictability, and your pet has no doubt become used to—and loves—their summer routine of late nights, sleeping in, a different meal schedule, and plenty of time with the family. Now that a new school year is here, your pet will need to transition into a new routine, and they will adapt more [...]

4 Preventable Pet Emergencies

Pet ownership has ups and downs. While some of the downs are unavoidable, many dangerous, heartbreaking, and painful experiences are completely preventable. Ensure you and your pet share a long, healthy, and safe life together by following our Liberty Veterinary Hospital team’s emergency prevention tips.  Recognizing a pet emergency Despite our best efforts, accidents can [...]

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 [...]

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