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Our team at Trooper Veterinary Hospital shares helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Canine Influenza Vaccine: How to Protect Your Dog

Canine Influenza Vaccine: How to Protect Your Dog

The canine influenza virus can cause respiratory diseases in dogs. Though most infections are mild, some pups can fall seriously ill. In this post, our Norristown vets discuss the canine influenza vaccine, its current availability and our policies and procedures for visiting our hospital with a sick dog.

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Ruptured Eardrums in Dogs

Ruptured Eardrums in Dogs

Does it seem like your dog is ignoring you? Your pup might have a ruptured eardrum. Our veterinarians in Norristown explain how to tell if your dog may have a ruptured eardrum, and share tips to treat this canine condition.

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Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint Pain in Dogs

Our Norristown vets often see dogs in their office due to symptoms of joint pain. Although a common reason for joint pain is aging, there are effective treatments available to relieve discomfort in dogs of any age or activity level.

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Can cats eat chocolate or is it dangerous?

Can cats eat chocolate or is it dangerous?

For many of us chocolate is an irresistible treat, but for our feline friends eating chocolate can lead to some severe health issues. Today, our Norristown vets explain why chocolate and cats might not be the best combination.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed

Getting Your Dog Fixed

Discover why spaying or neutering your pup is important. It prevents unwanted pregnancies, a litter, and helps control undesirable behaviors. Additionally, these procedures lower the risk of certain diseases in your dog. Our vets in Norristown will guide you through the essentials of getting your puppy spayed or neutered.

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ECG for Cats & Dogs

ECG for Cats & Dogs

In this post, our Norristown vets discuss ECGs for dogs and cats, when your vet will order one and how to understand your pet's results.

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Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

Puppy teething can be a difficult time for parents; the pain caused by teething often leads puppies to chew on anything and everything in an effort to relieve their discomfort. Here are a few tips from our Norristown vets on how to help your puppy through teething. 

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Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Caring for your dog's teeth is essential to their oral and overall physical health. Here, our Norristown vets share some common signs and types of dog dental problems. 

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Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat

Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat

If your dog or cat is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) or a CT scan, you may be wondering how the appointment will work and how you can prepare. Below, our Norristown vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray.

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Raising a Puppy & Kitten Together

Raising a Puppy & Kitten Together

Isn't it true that if one puppy or kitten is cute, two must be twice as cute? While puppies and kittens look adorable in photos together and can keep each other company, there are some considerations that every pet owner should make when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home. In this section, our Norristown vets explain what they are.

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