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

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New Kitten's First Vet Visit Checklist: What to Expect

New Kitten's First Vet Visit Checklist: What to Expect

So you have just brought home a little bundle of joy. Congratulations! But make sure you're scheduling your first veterinary appointment, as well as routine exams going forward. To help you prepare, our Leighton vets discuss what to expect at your newborn kitten's first vet visit.

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What is animal critical care?

What is animal critical care?

As a pet owner, you might wonder what qualifies as critical veterinary care and when your pet's injury is considered an emergency. In this post, our veterinarians in Leighton explain what's involved in animal critical care and discuss what circumstances are categorized as a critical care emergency. 

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Why is my dog panting and restless at night?

Why is my dog panting and restless at night?

Dogs will often pant while engaging in physical activity on a warm day or while playing fetch. However, excessive panting at night may be occurring due to an underlying health issue. Today, our Leighton vets discuss symptoms and treatment options. We also offer advice on when to book an exam. 

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Bleeding in Dog's Ears: Causes & Treatment

Bleeding in Dog's Ears: Causes & Treatment

Many health issues can lead to bleeding in a dog's ears. While some are easy to resolve, others can be more serious. Find out more about the causes of this concerning symptom from our Leighton vets and learn how you can help stop a dog's ear from bleeding.

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My dog ate chewing gum - is that dangerous?

My dog ate chewing gum - is that dangerous?

Dogs are inquisitive animals that love to explore. Unfortunately, they often do so by ingesting or chewing substances they shouldn't, such as gum. Today, our Leighton vets describe the threat that gum can pose for dogs, and what happens if a dog eats gum.

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How to Take Care of a Kitten

How to Take Care of a Kitten

While it's always exciting to bring home a new kitten, keeping them happy and healthy brings some significant responsibility. In this blog post, our Leighton vets offer some tips on how to care for a kitten. 

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Is a turtle a reptile?

Is a turtle a reptile?

Are you considering getting a new pet? If you've thought about bringing a turtle home, you may also wonder what kind of animal a turtle is and how to care for one. Here, our Leighton vets explain whether a turtle is a reptile or amphibian and how to assess your circumstances to determine whether they'd make a good family pet.

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Dog Limping: What to Do

Dog Limping: What to Do

If you've noticed your dog has been limping recently, you are likely understandably concerned. In this post, our Leighton vets explain what causes limping in dogs, what you can do to help your pooch, and when it's time to see a vet. 

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Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Best Dog Breeds for Kids

You may find it difficult to decide which dog breed is right for you, especially if you are a family with young children. Which traits should you look for? Here, our Leighton vets share some of the best dog breeds for families with kids and what makes them an ideal fit. 

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Hedgehog Facts You Should Know

Hedgehog Facts You Should Know

With that adorable little face, who could help but fall in love with a hedgehog? If you're thinking of getting a pet hedgehog, it's important to understand your pet's needs so you can keep them healthy and happy. In this post, our Leighton vets share some true facts about the hedgehog. 

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