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What Does It Mean to Be ‘Cat Friendly’?

Our patient, Abby, chilling in her carrier. Cats are not small dogs. We get that. Cats have distinct, unique needs and personalities. That’s why the Medical District Veterinary Clinic is very happy to be designated a Cat Friendly Practice! This worldwide initiative helps make veterinary clinics welcoming places for feline patients. The idea behind the […]

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Dr. Grossman’s Official Summer-Bummer Must-Read Cautionary Blog

Oh, it is the chronic role of a worrying veterinarian to introduce caution and concern into every joyous festivity. Little sister getting married? Why don’t you worry about your anxious cat at home not getting her proper medications while you left town? Moving into your new dream apartment? Did the previous tenants’ dog pass on […]

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Heartworm Disease: Why Your Pet Really Does Need Monthly Prevention

Heartworm disease, spread by mosquitoes, has been documented in all 50 states, and is considered endemic in 48 states. Both temperature and humidity play an important role in the life cycle of heartworms. When a mosquito bites a heartworm-positive dog, the mosquito ingests the microfilaria (maggot stage of heartworm). Inside the mosquito, the microfilaria matures […]

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How to Ensure Your Pet Has the Longest, Healthiest Life Possible

May 6 through 12 is National Pet Week! This annual celebration sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers an opportunity for veterinarians to join with clients to promote responsible pet ownership and honor the many amazing pets in our lives. This year’s theme is “Barks, Purrs, Tweets, Neighs … Pets Speak Love Many […]

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