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Our Alpharetta veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Can a Dog Have a Reaction to the Bordetella Vaccine?

Can a Dog Have a Reaction to the Bordetella Vaccine?

While the benefits of vaccinating your dog will nearly always outweigh any risks of reactions they may have, it is possible that pups have adverse reactions to the Bordetella—or Kennel Cough—vaccine. Here, our Alpharetta veterinary team provides some guidance on common reactions to the Bordetella vaccine in dogs and what to do if your pooch has a reaction. 

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Should I Get My Dog Vaccinated? Why & When To Do it

Should I Get My Dog Vaccinated? Why & When To Do it

We know that it may feel inconvenient to bring your dog in for repeated vaccination appointments, but following a vet-recommended vaccination schedule is the best way to make sure you're protecting your pup from a range of serious and possibly deadly diseases. Here, our Alpharetta vets explain more. 

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How to Know if You Have an Overweight Cat

How to Know if You Have an Overweight Cat

While it may not seem like a big deal, carrying just a few extra ounces can have a negative impact on your cat's long-term health and wellbeing. Today, our Alpharetta vets explain why your cat's weight matters, how you can tell if your cat is overweight, and how to help your cat achieve a healthier weight.

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What Causes Diarrhea in Dogs?

What Causes Diarrhea in Dogs?

Unexplained diarrhea can be alarming for dog owners. In today's post, our Alpharetta vets are here to try and help you through the messy ordeal by discussing the most common causes and ways to treat diarrhea in dogs.

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What Qualifications To Look For In A Vet

What Qualifications To Look For In A Vet

You would want to make sure your own doctor is highly qualified, so it makes sense to ponder the qualifications of your veterinarian too. Your pet's health is so important so knowing what vet to trust is crucial. But what qualifications should you look for in a vet?

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How To Prevent Heartworm In Pets

How To Prevent Heartworm In Pets

Heartworm disease is a dangerous disease that can cause heart failure, damage to other organs, severe lung disease, and even death in Alpharetta pets. This parasitic disease is typically seen in dogs, cats, and ferrets. Our vets are here to explain why prevention is of the utmost importance with this disease. 

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How To Protect My Pet From Ticks

How To Protect My Pet From Ticks

Ticks are external parasites that are known to spread dangerous diseases to humans and their pets. Our Alpharetta vets are here to tell you about these nasty bugs, how to prevent them from causing problems, and what symptoms to look for.

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How To Tell If My Pet Has Lyme Disease

How To Tell If My Pet Has Lyme Disease

Lyme disease has the distinction of being one of the most common tick-borne illnesses in the world. Our Alpharetta vets are here to explain Lyme disease in pets, note some of the symptoms, and offer some treatment considerations.

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Is My Cat Sick? Common Signs & Symptoms

Is My Cat Sick? Common Signs & Symptoms

There are a concerning number of illnesses that can affect cats or even be fatal if left untreated. Our Alpharetta vets want to share some insight into common cat illnesses and the symptoms to be aware of.

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Fecal Exams: All You Need to Know

Fecal Exams: All You Need to Know

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yes, it's true, a poop scoop could save your dog or cat's life! Today our Alpharetta vets discuss the benefits of annualized fecal exams.

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