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Below you will find a list of articles that we at Limerick Veterinary Hospital feel may benefit our clients and patients.

Canine Influenza: Should you be worried?

Canine influenza virus was first identified in racing greyhounds in Florida in 2005. Since that time it has been identified in numerous parts of the country, and is most commonly seen in dogs that are housed in large groups – shelters, boarding facilities, daycares, etc. Just like the flu in humans, it is pretty easy to spread canine flu from one infected dog to another. It can be spread via aerosol (droplets from coughing or sneezing), direct contact, or through contaminated surfaces. Luckily, the virus is not very hardy, and can easily be killed with bleach and other common disinfectants. Even without disinfectants it can only survive for about one week outside the body.

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Fall/ Winter Safty Tips

Protect your pets from changes which come along with the changes in the seasons of the year. It is the fall-winter changes which we will discuss. Toxic products can be very dangerous to your family’s best friend. There are many conditions that could be life-threatening.

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Cruciate Ligament injuries

The cranial (CCL) and caudal cruciate ligaments are in the stifle or knee joint of dogs and cats. This joint is in the back legs and is the one below the hip, connecting the femur to the tibia/fibula. The Cranial Cruciate Ligament in the dogs and cats is the same as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) in humans.

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What food should I be feeding my pet?

What food should I be feeding my pet? This is one of the most common and the most frustrating question for all pet owners. The pet food industry is a multimillion dollar business and each company tries to make their food the most appealing to you as a pet owner. There are so many choices on the market today so what should you buy? Reading the label can help. Here are some common myths that are promoted by these companies.

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Factoids about Lyme disease

Factoids about Lyme disease Things you may or may not know about Lyme Disease.

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Spring and Easter Precautions

It’s finally Spring and Easter is just around the corner. Unfortunately, this can also mean new dangers to your pets. Lillies, Chocolate, Sugar-free Gum and Candy, Easter Grass, Buying Bunnies

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A Good Litter Box Relationship

Establishing a Good Litter Box Relationship for Your Kitty One of the most essential things a cat must do to be an indoor pet is to have great litter box habits. Cats who take their bathroom habits out of the box and into other areas of the house are much more likely to be relinquished to shelters and many of these may be considered unadoptable and face euthanasia. Even the most patient and loving of cat owners can become frustrated with a feline who does its business in places other than the litter box. The best way to prevent this is to give kitties what they want, and research has given us insights into exactly what that is!

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Canine Flu

Canine Flu is a respiratory viral disease found in dogs that causes mild symptoms in 50-80% of those infected and severe signs, even death, in less than 1%. It is highly contagious and is spread in the same manner as other flu viruses via aerosol droplets and direct contact. As there is no natural immunity, all dogs exposed will get the virus, but 20% will show no signs. Humans cannot be infected by it

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