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What Are Anal Glands?

December 10, 2018

Dogs, like skunks, have scent glands positioned at 5 and 7 o’clock in relation to their anus. Unlike skunks, a dog cannot manually express their owner glands. Normally the glandular secretion (the stinky stuff) should passively empty onto the feces as they defecate. This does not always happen due to a combination of potential contributors…

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5 Facts About Hairballs

December 10, 2018

Being a veterinarian at Animal Care Clinic of Fox Valley in Algonquin , IL my clients commonly have concerns about their cats having hairballs. Here’s interesting hairball facts that I hope you find helpful. 1) More than an occasional hairball is not considered normal. 2) Cats develop hairballs from either digesting an abnormal amount of…

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Do Cats and Dogs Need Their Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

December 10, 2018

Here at the Animal Care Clinic in Algonquin, Illinois, our number one “surgical” procedure is dental prophy or cleaning. The American Veterinary Dental Association estimates that 80% of all dogs over the age of 3 and 60% of cats over the age of 5 have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is painful and…

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Pet Food and How to Choose Them

December 10, 2018

Some of the most common questions we review with clients every day at Barrington Square Animal Hospital in Hoffman Estates revolve around diet, diet choices and which foods to feed our pets. One of the reasons that these questions are so common (and also so challenging) to answer are that there are so many options…

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New Puppy Info from Dr. Adam

August 9, 2018
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Home Care for Preventing Dental Disease

July 12, 2018

The goal of home care is to prevent periodontal disease. Periodontal disease occurs secondary to plaque formation which is a combination of food, saliva, and bacteria that accumulate on the teeth. If plaque is not removed from the teeth, it will result in mineralization of the plaque and calculus formation. Calculus is much more difficult…

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