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Keep your pets happy and healthy with these valuable tips from our Harrisburg veterinarians. 

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Why is my cat breathing heavy?

Why is my cat breathing heavy?

While heavy breathing and panting is often associated with dogs as they do this to cool down, but this behavior isn't typical for cats. Our Harrisburg vets discuss reasons why your cat may be panting or breathing heavily and when to call your vet. 

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Nutrition, Skin, & Dogs

Nutrition, Skin, & Dogs

Just like in people, our dogs' skin is their largest organ. When combined with their coat, it makes up 12% of the average dog's body weight. What you may not know is that your dog's daily nutrition can have a significant impact on the health and condition of its skin and coat. Here, our Harrisburg vets explain the relationship between your dog's skin, coat, and its diet.

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Signs of Pain in Dogs

Signs of Pain in Dogs

It can be concerning to see your dog suffering from pain or discomfort. In this post, our Harrisburg explain how dogs tend to handle this, how they show pain or discomfort, and how to tell if your dog is in pain and when they might require urgent care. 

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Six Benefits of Cat & Dog Wellness Plans

Six Benefits of Cat & Dog Wellness Plans

Are you wondering why an increasing number of pet parents are enrolling in wellness plans? Today, our Harrisburg veterinarians discuss some of the advantages of pet wellness plans.

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My Dog Doesn't Want to Eat. Why?

My Dog Doesn't Want to Eat. Why?

While skipping one meal usually isn't cause for concern, you do want to monitor your dog closely if they aren't eating for a long time. Today, our Harrisburg vets share some common reasons for a dog not eating and what to do if your dog won't eat. 

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Chewing Problems in Dogs

Chewing Problems in Dogs

Of all the digestive problems dogs can develop constipation is one of the most common. While you might not think it is serious, constipation could be life-threatening depending on what's causing it. Here, our Harrisburg vets discuss the causes of constipation in dogs and what to do if your dog is constipated.

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My dog is constipated! What should I do?

My dog is constipated! What should I do?

Of all the digestive problems dogs can develop constipation is one of the most common. While you might not think it is serious, constipation could be life-threatening depending on what's causing it. Here, our Harrisburg vets discuss the causes of constipation in dogs and what to do if your dog is constipated.

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Bladder Infections in Dogs

Bladder Infections in Dogs

Bladder infections and other bladder issues are as common in dogs as they are in people and just as painful and uncomfortable. Today, our Harrisburg vets share the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder infections in dogs.

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Vomiting in Dogs

Vomiting in Dogs

There are many reasons why your dog may vomit, and also for wanting to induce vomiting. Today, our Harrisburg vets share what you should know about vomiting in dogs, what to do if your dog is vomiting, and what to do to induce vomiting in dogs.

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Surgery for Dogs: What You Need to Know

Surgery for Dogs: What You Need to Know

We realize how frightening it might be to be told that your dog requires surgery. It is critical to understand that our veterinarians do not make this suggestion carelessly. Today, our Harrisburg vets discuss surgery in dogs, types of surgery, and even dog care after surgery.

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