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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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How to Take Care of an Open Cat Wound

How to Take Care of an Open Cat Wound

Cats are adventurous, inquisitive creatures who love to explore their environment. Sometimes on their adventures, they can become injured and obtain a wound. Today, our Norristown vets discuss the common causes of wounds in cats, how you can help treat them, and when to take your lovable kitty to the vet.

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Bladder Stones in Cats

Bladder Stones in Cats

While bladder infections in cats are relatively rare, our Norristown vets often see cats suffering from uncomfortable symptoms related to bladder stones. In today's post, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and treatments for bladder stones in cats.

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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis can be just as uncomfortable for dogs as it is for humans. There are, however, ways to manage the condition. In today's post, our Norristown vets detail what arthritis in dogs is and how it can be treated.

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Laser Spay vs. Traditional Spay for Cats

Laser Spay vs. Traditional Spay for Cats

Having your female dog or cat spayed is a responsible and loving thing to do for your pet, but should you have your pet laser spayed or spayed traditionally? Here, our Norristown vets share more about spaying your pet.

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What are the signs & symptoms of end stage kidney failure in elderly cats?

What are the signs & symptoms of end stage kidney failure in elderly cats?

Kidney failure can have a devastating effect on your cat's kidneys, related organs, and bodily functions. Today, our Norristown vets list the symptoms of kidney failure in cats, as well as potential causes and treatment options. 

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What is inflammatory bowel disease in dogs?

What is inflammatory bowel disease in dogs?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can impact part or all of your dog's gastrointestinal tract. It can also be difficult to diagnose. Today, our Norristown vets share some of the symptoms of IBD in dogs, as well as foods that may help your pup feel better. 

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Typically the risk of your furry friend having a severe reaction to a vaccine is very low and in most cases well worth the risk.  Vaccines protect your dog from a number of serious conditions that can be difficult and expensive to treat. Here, our Norristown vets share advice on how to handle a reaction to a vaccine.

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Common Parasites in Dogs

Common Parasites in Dogs

Parasites are a constant danger to your dog and can range from annoyance to life-threatening. In this post, our Norristown vets will go over some of the parasites that your dog is at risk of contracting and why it is so important to prevent the infection and practice parasite control.

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Kitten and Cat Vaccination Schedule

Kitten and Cat Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinations play a critical role in keeping cats healthy throughout their lifetime. Our Norristown vet recommends following this vaccination schedule to protect your kitten from a number of potentially deadly feline diseases.

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Best Small Dogs For Apartment Living

Best Small Dogs For Apartment Living

If you are craving the companionship of a dog, but live in a small apartment, all is not lost. Many breeds of dogs adapt well to apartment living. Here, our Norristown vets share their top 5 list of dogs that adapt well to apartment living.

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