Canine Respiratory Disease Outbreaks

Canine Respiratory Disease Outbreaks If your dog is persistently coughing, a veterinary visit is in order.  A veterinarian can test your dog for infectious causes of coughing and prescribe medication if needed.  If your dog is coughing, please do not bring your dog inside the veterinary hospital unless instructed to do so by one of our team members.  Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC), more familiarly known as “kennel cough,” is a highly contagious illness

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What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert and DCM

What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert and DCM

What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert and DCM “The FDA is investigating potential links between canine heart disease and diet — specifically grain-free dog food diets. We’ve compiled the information you need to know to understand this ongoing investigation.” Click HERE to read the full article on the American Kennel Club’s site.

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4th Quarter Newsletter – 2021

4th Quarter Newsletter – 2021

Hello!  Every few months we like to reach out with important developments here at the Marion Animal Hospital.  In this newsletter we’re hoping to update you on some important staffing changes, inform you of a closure period around Thanksgiving, and review a change in our Covid protocols allowing a single client per appointment into the building if currently vaccinated.     A Fond Farewell for Dr. Seideman! This November we have the bittersweet announcement that

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MAH Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2020

MAH Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2020

Hello!  Every few months we like to reach out with important developments here at the Marion Animal Hospital.  In this newsletter we’d like to update you on a new full time doctor joining our practice, some changes to our automated phone prescription refill system, and to again share our appreciation for how our amazing clients have worked with us to help keep everyone safe during Covid-19. Welcome, Dr. Seideman! We’d like to officially welcome Dr. Todd

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MAH Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2020

MAH Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2020

Hello!  Several times a year we like to reach out with important developments here at the Marion Animal Hospital.  In this letter we’re hoping to update you on some important staffing changes, newly available diet delivery services, and to share our appreciation for how our fantastic clients have worked with us to help keep everyone safe during the covid-19 crisis. Covid-19 Protocols We cannot thank our clients (and patients!) enough for working with us to

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Octopurrfest 2019

Octopurrfest 2019

Octopurrfest 2019 – It’s All About the Animals Fundraiser Marion Animal Hospital recently had the honor of serving as a vendor at the annual Octopurrfest Festival, as put on by Pam Robinson and her cat rescue It’s All About the Animals.  We’d like to thank everyone who was able to swing by for a visit, and for helping Pam raise funds for her fabulous felines!  If you weren’t able to make it this year please

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What Is A Foreign Body?

What Is A Foreign Body?

This picture was posted on my practice manager’s door this past week. She and I are in the same boat; we both adopted a pair of kittens. We are finding the holiday season a challenge with our new family members.  Everything sparkly, shiny, crinkly, and ringing or dinging has their attention.  My kittens have been temporarily renamed Shredder and Wrecking Ball. I have counseled countless owners about the dangers of toys, socks, underwear, string, fishing line,

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Traveling with your pet

Traveling with your pet

Traveling with pets can be for fun, or perhaps you have necessary trip planned.  It can be frustrating when the regulations for what paperwork, vaccinations, and health certificates you need for your pet keep changing.  It is important to research what the import requirements are for the state or country you are traveling to, before every trip, as they can change every year. Most states and countries require an Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (OCVI),

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What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

“What should I give my dog to chew?” a question often asked by owners.  And since veterinarians are frequently faced with treating fractured teeth in dogs, it is an important question to answer properly. Let’s start with a little history . . . Wolves adopted pack-living to hunt larger prey. Selective evolutionary pressures from this group hunting have created strong bones and muscles of the jaws in both wolves and dogs.  However, wolves RARELY chew bones.

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Marion Animal Hospital program promotes lifetime health for animals

Marion Animal Hospital program promotes lifetime health for animals

By BRIAN J. LOWNEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER | SOUTH COAST TODAY February 02, 2014 Owning a pet requires a serious commitment that should continue for the life of the animal. Companion animals are enjoying longer lives thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, improved nutrition and better-educated owners. Cats and dogs now can live well into their teens, while some avian species may long outlive their owners. When an individual acquires an animal, whether it’s a newborn

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Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Grain free dog and cat foods are being promoted on TV ads and at your local pet speciality stores, but are they really healthier for our pets?  Not according to veterinary nutritionists Dr. Lisa Freeman and Dr. Cailin Heinze from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. “Interestingly, diets that contain more meat and less grain and other carbohydrates tend to be much higher in fat than diets that contain more grain and carbohydrates. As fat

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Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

Cats like countdowns, its more exciting! #5.  I need a check up.  Yeah, I know, it seems like every time you get out that dusty carrier and stuff me into it, I hate going more.  But can’t you try to make it a little more fun?  How about getting me a nice cosy soft carrier that you keep clean?  And maybe some of that Feliway spray in it? If you left it out for a

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Howl-O-Ween Contest! Great Prizes!

Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great Prizes!

Email a picture of your pet dressed up and we will enter you into our Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great prizes, including a year’s supply of Frontline to the winner!  You can also enter by posting pictures onto our facebook page.  

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