How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

As a cat owner, your furry friend is a top priority and you want to ensure they have a happy and healthy life. Our expert veterinarians at O’Fallon are here to guide you on the optimal frequency for routine vet checkups and preventive care for your cat. Keep reading to learn more!

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Puppy’s First Vet Visit: Checklist & What to Expect

Puppy’s First Vet Visit: Checklist & What to Expect

As a new puppy owner, our vets at O’Fallon can guide you on how to prepare for your puppy's first vet visit and what to expect during the appointment.

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Dog Wound Care: Complete Guide

Dog Wound Care: Complete Guide

Dog injuries are frequent, with most being minor and manageable. However, some injuries may require additional attention. In this article, our veterinarians at O’Fallon offer suggestions for at-home dog wound care, indications for veterinary attention, and tips to expedite recovery.

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Cat Wound Care 101: The Complete Guide

Cat Wound Care 101: The Complete Guide

Cats can sometimes become injured and sustain wounds while exploring their environment. Here, our O’Fallon vets list common causes of wounds in cats, how to care for a cat wound, and when to take your beloved kitty to a veterinarian. 

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CCL Surgery in Dogs

CCL Surgery in Dogs

Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures are a common orthopedic injury in dogs. Our O’Fallon vets explain the injury as well as the CCL surgery process that is likely necessary for your dog. 

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs - Life Expectancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs - Life Expectancy

At Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital, our vets often treat dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). And while there is no cure for this condition, in many cases IBD can be managed successfully. Here, we look at the prognosis for dogs suffering from IBD. 

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Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic Pain in Dogs

Dogs that suffer from chronic pain experience a serious decline in quality of life, yet the signs of chronic pain can be difficult for even the most attentive pet parents to spot. Here, our O’Fallon vets discuss chronic pain in dogs, the signs, and treatments that can help your dog live more comfortably.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. There's no cure for this painful condition, however, our O’Fallon vets can provide treatments that may help manage symptoms and allow your dog to enjoy a good quality of life as they age.

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The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

At Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital our vets believe that prevention is the key to helping your cat live a long and healthy life. That's why our O’Fallon vets recommend that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. Here's how the FVRCP protects your cat's health.

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Ear Mites in Cats

Ear Mites in Cats

Ear mites are a common external parasite that can cause severe irritation to the ears and surrounding skin in both cats and dogs, although they are more common in cats. Today our O’Fallon vets share the symptoms, causes, and treatments available for ear mites. 

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