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With over 70 combined years of experience, we like to think of ourselves as having a pretty good handle on what pets need. However, just because we’re veterinary experts, we don’t always know the best ways to support the efforts of human pet owners.

Indeed, the people that bring their pets in to see us are among the most helpful guides when it comes to brainstorming our monthly pet care blogs. Without them, we may not be able to effectively address the issues that face most pet owners.

When it comes to truly caring for animals, we’re all in this together.

Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center

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There may be topics described in our monthly pet care blogs that don’t apply to you, or they may strike an immediate chord. Likewise, they could be published online just at the right moment, or right before you ultimately need pertinent information. 

Pets aren’t always predictable. The best we can do for them is to learn how to provide for them, so when they need urgent care we can deliver. In that spirit, we brainstorm topics, write about them and hope that they are received by the pet owners that need them the most.

Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2019

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Our veterinarians and staff members want to thank you for reading our pet care blogs every month. Br scanning, clicking and sharing we can figure out the most important issues facing pet owners today.

Without further delay, we offer up for your review the top 5 pet care blogs of 2019:

5. What You Can Do to Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs
Modern day living has a lot going for it, but possibly the leading attributes have to do with advances in medical arts. Disease has always been one of our greatest foes, but via timely and routine vaccinations, education, and preventive practices, we can live a relatively healthy life. Read more…

4. Found a Tick on Your Pet? Don’t Panic!
According to the website, there were over 300,000 dogs tested for Lyme disease in North Carolina last year. Of these, more than 7,000 tested positive. Keep reading…

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3. Tough Stuff: Cancer in Canines
Your dog may think he is invincible, chasing squirrels and barking at people out of your front window, but the truth is that none of us are. Even as we learn more and more how to take better care of our pets, cancer remains a prevalent diagnosis in our four-legged friends. Continue…

2. Respect Thy Elders: Caring for Your Aging Pet
Someday we may become scientifically astute enough to halt the aging process, but as a society we are not there yet. While many of us long for our youth, the reminder of getting older is much more visible on a day to day basis when we look at the animals in our life. Read more…

1. How to Recognize A Pet With Separation Anxiety
Have you ever come home after a long day to find that your dog has chewed the couch, pooped in the house, or even escaped? You may chalk this up to doggy boredom, or perhaps spite if you think your pup is mad at you for being gone all day. Keep reading…

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Happy New Year

If 2020 is your year to get a handle on health, happiness and safety, your friends at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center are happy to help. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s wellness. We are always here for your pet.

From all of us, Happy New Year!