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Spring has sprung! Is your pet protected?

Though it took a long time to get there, I am happy to say that spring is here! With the warmer weather upon us this also means that the bugs will be coming as well. It is important to get all of your dogs and/or cats protected against fleas and ticks in order to safeguard them from the disease, discomfort, and the many medical issues these little parasites can unleash. Even indoor cats can get fleas/ticks if those creepy crawlies hitch a ride on a human or another pet into your home. Which is why it's so important to treat all those pets in your household because that flea life cycle can last months and re-infestation can occur. We can all agree that's not what you want to be dealing with!

STRANGE BUT TRUE! The tale of the teratoma

Minna, a 1 year 7 month old female Rottweiler came in to see us for limping on her right hind leg. Her owner thought maybe something in her foot was injured or strained. Dr. Ponsness did a thorough physical exam, noticed that both of her rear legs were tender to palpation and her gait suggested both hind limbs had problems. Wanting to investigate this further, we took a few x-rays to get a better look at her legs and hips. Upon reviewing her radiographs, Dr. Ponsness noticed some calcified deposits in her lower abdomen but the x-ray was partly cut off. Curious what this was, Dr. Ponsness took another x-ray of her entire abdomen and found something pretty surprising. 

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Looking for a convenient, cost effective way to order your pet's medication, food, supplements, flea/ tick prevention and have them delivered right to your doorstep? Pend Oreille Veterinary Service offers an online pharmacy for your diet and medication needs. Not only do they provide all the routine items you can pick up from our clinic, but they also carry a wide variety of products that we don't typically keep in stock sometimes at a lower cost. Sign up for AutoShip and you can schedule regular deliveries of your pet's medications and/or food right to your front door - with free shipping and exclusive discounts! You can select your own delivery schedule, change your schedule or cancel at any time, you'll receive emails before your next AutoShip is placed and when it ships.

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