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The Vomiting Cat

Here is an example of an exciting case involving a vomiting cat that we recently saw at Heartwood Animal Hospital: Indigo is a lovely young adult domestic shorthair cat. For as long as her owners could remember, she would frequently vomit after meals. This seemed normal for Indigo, as she has always done this and…

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Tender Care Fund Saving Lives

Heartwood Animal Hospital’s Tender Care Fund has been put to great use to save a life in need. Recently, a Heartwood Animal Hospital team member found an emaciated and injured young mix breed dog wandering the side of a road. This little dog’s name is now “Lana,” and here is her story: Lana was found…

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Hot topic discussion: What should I feed my pet?

We all remember that day when we decided to get that new pet to be part of our family. It is a time full of excitement and joy. We go to the pet store and buy new bedding, collars, and toys. Then we walk down that pet food aisle and all of a sudden we…

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The Benefits of Ultrasound For Your Pets

Desi, a beautiful Ragdoll, came into Heartwood Animal Hospital for the first time this summer for a wellness exam and vaccine updates. Desi’s mom had mentioned that she also had the occasional drop of blood in her urine that she had mentioned to her previous veterinary clinic, but her urine exam was normal. Using our…

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Nemo’s Survivor Story

Meet Nemo, a Survivor who has been cancer free for over 18 months now! In the first few months of 2017, Nemo started to have some strange symptoms at home including seizures, decreased appetite and bruises all over his skin. After examination and testing done at Heartwood, Nemo was diagnosed with a cancer known as…

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Tender Care Fund Second Success Story

Heartwood Animal Hospital, with the help of everyone’s contributions to our Tender Care Fund charity, has helped another Youngsville pet once again. Meet Tippy, a 12 year old Peakapoo who was found in a house last week after an elderly lady had recently passed away. As you can see, Tippy had fallen behind on her…

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Tender Care Fund Saves First Life!

First off, thank you to everyone who has donated to Heartwood’s “Tender Care Fund” which was established this year to help treat pets that otherwise would not be able to afford veterinary care.  The fund has accumulated money from our yard sale, direct donations, and raffles that we have held at the hospital for gift…

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Fun Cat Exams Start from the Home!

Bringing Cats to the hospital can be stressful on both the cat and the owner for multiple reasons.  Reasons people often decide not to bring their cat to the veterinary hospital include: Fighting to get kitty into the carrier listening to loud hisses and meows during the car ride Hiding or fractious behavior in the…

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Pop Goes the Patella

Pop goes the Patella Why does my dog keep hopping on three legs around the house at very random times!?  Great question.  It is very possible that your dog may have a luxating patella.  The Patella (aka the knee cap) is supposed to sit right in between the groove of the femur in all of…

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My Dog or Cat isn’t Fat, Just Big Boned!

Everyone reading this blog can easily think of a a very fat cat that they have either owned themselves or seen at a family or friends house. It is easy to tell that a cat is overweight if it weighs 26 pounds when it should weigh 11 or 12 pounds. However, it becomes much more…

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