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Paws and Consider...

The online blog of Westside Animal Hospital — important healthcare information to help you take the best care of your pet!

Medical Trends

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The emerging tick story:

Whatever you thought you knew about ticks five years ago is rapidly changing.

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We frequently see patients (puppies & kittens) whose owners inform us they were told by the prior owner or breeder that their pet had its "first shots."  What does this term really mean?  Misunderstanding can unfortunately put your new pet at risk.

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The science behind canine and feline vaccination has received a lot of attention over the past 10-15 years.  The old-school practice of "every pet gets a shot for everything every year" has fallen by the wayside.  The issue of vaccination safety has largely driven this change in thinking and practice.  Feline vaccine safety has been especially high-profile and is the focus of today's blog post.

If you'd like the simple take-home message, it is:  Westside Animal Hospital follows the most current recommendations from top experts in feline vaccination.

If you'd like a bit more information, read on...

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