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Patient Stories

The Making of a Miracle

Years ago there was a small puppy that came into our hospital from a local rescue group. She had been spayed by the rescue that morning, but she wasn’t recovering from anesthesia in the normal fashion. The little puppy, so happy and excitable before the surgery, lay in a quiet mound, shivering and dull.

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Oscar– the Labrador with So Much Life

If you are Dr. Strine’s dog, Oscar, you know her family’s steadfast love and devotion to him goes well beyond stereotypical displays during a Hallmark holiday. He’s as much a rescue dog as can be. And so our story begins. Oscar was just another routine puppy patient nearly 13 years ago. He was an energetic and funny Labrador with poor manners and a huge personality that made it easy to forgive him for his “naughtiness.”

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The Dog Who Lived– A Very Special Rescue Dog

The practice of medicine is part science, part art, part miracle. As veterinarians, an injured or sick pet can test our emotional strength, strain our hearts, and cause us to question if we are doing the right thing. Some patients recover immediately, some take...

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Foreign Body

Abdominal Obstruction Treatment Help! My dog swallowed his ball! Winston, an exuberant and happy 1-year-old “puppy”, is usually active and playful. He enjoys days spent tossing and chewing his favorite toys. Being a young dog, he has not outgrown his playfulness, and...

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Coping with The Loss of Your Pet

How to take care of yourself, your family, and other pets when you've had to say goodbye. How Do You Know When it is Time? Making the decision to euthanize a beloved pet is one of the most difficult you will be faced with in your pet’s lifetime. Some may argue, it is...

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Macadamia Nut Toxicity

Macadamia Nuts and Dogs Did you know macadamia nuts are not a healthy snack for your dog? When it comes to macadamia nuts and dogs, it's important to know that they are not safe for your pet to eat. Longwood Veterinary Center’s patient, “Henry,” was recently seen for...

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Leptospirosis: More Common Than You Think, Especially During Hurricane Season

You may have a basic understanding of Leptospirosis and know it is one of the diseases we recommend your dog is vaccinated against each year. But do you really know how important the vaccine is? Leptospirosis is on the rise, and due to its zoonotic potential (the chance for spread from animal to human), we decided to shed more light on this potentially deadly bacteria and the disease it causes.

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This Puppy Loves Pet Insurance

After his initial exam and a recommendation, Hank, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was signed up for Nationwide pet insurance by his owners. At 7 months old, he was diagnosed with a dental tumor.

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Meet Stella, Our New Heartworm Patient

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, we thought we would take the opportunity for you to meet one of our new patients, Stella. Stella is a five year old female Labrador Retriever that was recently adopted by her new owners. She is a retired breeding dog from...

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Pet Insurance Saved My Life

How Pet Insurance Can Make All the Difference “Santino” is a 7 month old Cane Corso puppy who recently had a no good very bad day! "Santino" had not been feeling well for several weeks. He was losing weight, vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. His owners were very...

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