Veazie Veterinary Clinic
1522 State Street, Veazie, ME
(207) 941-8840

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Microchips Work!

October 15, 2014
microchips

Why did I microchip my pets? One of the worst feelings in the world is realizing that one of your four legged family members is missing! It has happened to me, twice. The first time it happened was 20 years ago, before microchips were readily available for family pets. Our very first cat (who was […]

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Troubled by Ticks

August 14, 2014
ticks

Of all the pet parasites, ticks are the one that seems to bother people the most. Tick populations are rising, and the number of diseases they carry is spreading, so being aware of ticks and how they are acquired is becoming more important in our area. There are several species of ticks in New England. […]

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How is Cancer Treated?

July 10, 2013
cancer treatment

Comprehensive cancer treatments can involve staging of the cancer, surgical removal of the primary tumor, and chemotherapy treatments, as well as addressing pain control, nutrition, and overall health and wellness concerns. Some cancers require further testing on removed tissue to determine the sub-type, aiding in choosing a chemotherapy protocol and in providing a prognosis. Chemotherapy […]

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Cat Adoption Considerations

June 19, 2013
Cat Adoption

In continued celebration of adopt a cat month, I thought I would note how important it is to make sure a cat is right for you. Many people will adopt a cat (or dog for that matter) on a whim only to ultimately, relinquish the animal to a local shelter. There are a number of […]

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New Rodenticide Dangers

May 15, 2013
rodenticide dangers

Adverse effects in pets are causing people, especially veterinarians, to reconsider the 2008 EPA regulation, which allows for the well-intentioned use of a new rodenticide ingredient, bromethalin. Most people are aware of the danger of rat poisons to dogs and cats, but there are new products on the market that are of even greater concern. […]

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Increasing Pet Obesity in the U.S.

January 7, 2013
pet obesity, nutrition

Since 2007, the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found the percentage of obese and overweight pets in the United States has been steadily on the rise. Statistics from the 2012 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Study showed approximately 53% of cats and 55% of dogs were overweight or obese. Nationwide, that means 88.4 million […]

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