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Our New Criticalist Has Arrived!

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CVETS is excited to announce that our new Criticalist, Dr. Rachel Pabon DVM, DACVECC, has arrived! Dr. Pabon is the only board-certified Criticalist in the Columbia area, so we are very grateful to have her. A Veterinary Criticalist is someone who specializes in life-threatening cases that may arise from trauma or illness. Having a Criticalist will help further elevate the…

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Pets are Excellent Companions for Patients Recovering from Ailments

Pets are Excellent Companions for Patients Recovering from Ailments

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Researchers have been studying the impact of pet companions on overall health and wellbeing since the 1960s. Some documented benefits of pets and animal-assisted therapies are pain relief, improved mood, and lower blood-pressure- the list of advantages continues to grow. Pets are excellent companions for anyone- something to consider if you struggle with any of these conditions or issues: Stress…

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3 Steps to House Train Your New Puppy

3 Steps to House Train Your New Puppy

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It’s exciting to get a new puppy. You love this little bundle of energy with the perpetual wagging tail who loves to lick your face. But then reality kicks in and you are faced with house training. It’s important to understand that the earlier you begin the training process the better. The longer your puppy assumes it’s the norm to…

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Is Your Pet at Risk for Diabetes?

Is Your Pet at Risk for Diabetes?

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In order to think about whether your pet might be at risk for diabetes, it’s first important to have an understanding of what diabetes is all about. Basically, diabetes occurs when the body is unable to utilize glucose (a type of sugar) in a normal manner. Glucose is the major source of energy for the body’s cells and the levels…

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