Pet Microchipping

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Since we involve our pets in so many aspects of our lives they are out and about with us constantly. Unfortunately, that means there is a risk for a pet to be lost.  Doors get left open, gates aren’t closed properly, storms or fireworks scare nervous pets and off they go. If your pet gets…

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Accidents and Injuries Happen

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Hello Gentle Care clients. We see our fair share of injured pets. Our clients usually do a really good job of getting the pet to us to be checked out but let’s discuss in more detail so you know what to do, watch for and expect! Accidents are unavoidable.  And some of our patients seem…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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Hello Gentle Care Animal Hospital clients! We hope all of you are well. It is hard to believe it is already November. Soon we will celebrate the New Year and I imagine most of you are like us; hopeful that 2021 will be much better. We wanted to let you know that November is Diabetes…

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Is Leptospirosis lurking in your environment?

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Hi there Gentle Care Clients! Thankfully fall is just around the corner and we can start enjoying some crisp autumn days, fall colors and pumpkin spice everything(if that’s your thing). It does seem that outdoor activities have become more popular this year and I suspect people, as well as their pets, will spend a good…

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August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month

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Hi there Gentle Care clients. I hope everyone has managed to stay well, stay cool and enjoy the summer. It has certainly been an odd year and we are all navigating this pandemic together. August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month. Did you know that dog’s scratching is one of the top reasons clients call their…

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Our Response to COVID-19

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Hi Everyone! Just wanted to reach out and provide some information to help guide you as we continue to provide care for our patients in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak. First off, it is unlikely that your pets will be affected by Covid-19. However, we are still learning about this virus in people and…

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Time to Talk about Ticks

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Let’s talk about ticks! Our area is prime tick habitat with lots of leaf litter to overwinter under and an abundance of wildlife to serve as hosts. The most frequently encountered ticks in Missouri are the lone star tick, the American dog tick, the deer tick and brown dog tick. As many people already know,…

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Osteoarthritis (OA)

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in dogs and cats. It typically affects senior pets most often. It is a chronic joint disease causing a loss of joint cartilage, thickening of the joint capsule and new bone formation around the joint (osteophytosis). OA ultimately leads to pain and limb dysfunction. Some symptoms…

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Urinary Issues in Pets

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Hi Gentle Care clients. I don’t know about you but we are so excited spring is here. May is finally upon us, soon school will be letting out and the madness of summer will begin. We were thinking about another topic we have not addressed in an email but we see a fair amount in…

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Feline and Canine Eye Issues

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Hi there. I hope all of you are braving this unpredictable weather! Spring really is coming; it’s March for goodness sakes. I’d like to share some information about our pet’s eyes. It’s not a topic you hear a lot about but we see a fair amount of patients for eye issues. When our pets experience…

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