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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.

Working In Jamaica

I arrived in Kingston, Jamaica in September 1977 with a suitcase in my hand and left in July 1985 with a suitcase and a wife on my arm.

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Rabies

The Egyptian god Sirius was depicted in the form of a mad dog. Ancient historians recorded this disease as early as 3000 BC in India an 2300 BC in Babylon. In the first century a Roman scholar declared that the saliva of biting animals is the cause of the disease. It is believed that it came to the Americas in the early fourteenth century.

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K Laser

Limerick Veterinary Hospital Introduces K-Laser: What is Laser Therapy? Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects, such as pain relief, increased circulation, faster healing time, and decreased swelling, on a cellular level. A therapeutic laser causes the body to do what it normally does but accelerates the effect by drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged cells.

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Petly

Pet Health Network Pro, Petly has taken the place of Pet Portals.

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Animal Emergencies

If a veterinarian is not on the premises our answering service will contact the veterinarian on call. The veterinarian will call you back and arrange to see your pet. If you do not receive a call within 10 minutes, please call back. Our veterinarians are trained to deal with most emergencies that your dog or cat might experience. We do not provide emergency care to birds. Depending on the veterinarian on duty we may provide care for other exotic pets. If it is in your pet's best interest we will refer you to another emergency hospital. In the case of toxin ingestion we may request that you call a animal poison control. The number is listed below.

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We Do Not Accept Checks

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We do, however, still accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express as well as debit cards and cash. We also allow payments through Care Credit, to learn more or sign up; please click their link located on our home page.

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Requirements for Happy Tails

The following items are required to stay in Happy Tails Activity Center -All dogs must have a current county license or a life time license. -All vaccines must be up to date PRIOR to your pet lodging with us.

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Drinking a lot and Peeing a lot

Drinking a lot and peeing a lot is common complaint heard from pet owners. In medical terms it is called polyuria and polydipsia or PU/PD.

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