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Our Lexington veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Diet Recommendations for Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Diet Recommendations for Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can impact part or all of your dog's gastrointestinal tract. In today's post, our Lexington vets share some of the symptoms of IBD in dogs, as well as some of the recommended foods for dogs with IBD.

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Autoimmune Anemia in Dogs

Autoimmune Anemia in Dogs

If your dog is diagnosed with autoimmune anemia your vet will begin the process of diagnosing and treating the underlying illness that is causing your dog's condition. Autoimmune anemia is a sign that your dog is suffering from an underlying health condition that requires immediate attention.

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Common Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Common Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease is a condition in dogs that is essential for pet parents to be able to spot the signs early, and get the treatment their canine companion needs fast. Below, our Lexington vets discuss common signs of heart disease in dogs.

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Why is My Cat Gagging & What Should I Do?

Why is My Cat Gagging & What Should I Do?

Although it's definitely not pleasant to listen to, gagging isn't unusual in cats, but it can be a sign that your cat needs to see a vet. Today our Lexington vets discuss the reasons for cat gagging and when to head to the vet.

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Dogs and Reverse Sneezing: What is it and What Can I do?

Dogs and Reverse Sneezing: What is it and What Can I do?

If your dog suddenly stops, extends its neck, and produces a loud snorting sound, you likely have just witnessed a reverse sneeze. Our Lexington vets explain paroxysmal respiration (reverse sneezing) in dogs and what causes it.

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Hip Dysplasia Surgery in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia Surgery in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a condition characterized by the abnormal formation of one or both your dog's hips leading to pain when exercising or changing position. Learn more from our Lexington vets about hip dysplasia, its symptoms, and the surgeries used to treat this condition.

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Liver Cancer in Dogs

Liver Cancer in Dogs

A diagnosis of liver cancer for your dog can be earth-shattering. However, depending on the type of liver cancer your dog has, it may not be hopeless. Our Lexington veterinarians use advanced diagnostics and treatments to provide the best possible care to our canine cancer patients.

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Ticks on Dogs and Cats: Should I Remove Them or Seek Professional Care?

Ticks on Dogs and Cats: Should I Remove Them or Seek Professional Care?

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases to humans as well as cats and dogs. Here, our Lexington vets explain what you can do to protect your pet, and your family, from these external parasites and how to remove them.

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How Old is Too Old to Spay or Neuter my Dog or Cat?

How Old is Too Old to Spay or Neuter my Dog or Cat?

Wondering when to spay or neuter your dog or cat? Worried if they are too young or too old? Today our Lexington vets explain more about these common reproductive procedures.

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How often should I bathe my dog?

How often should I bathe my dog?

Here, our Lexington vets share how often to bathe a dog and explain the bathing process to help make the experience as smooth as possible for you and your pooch.

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Specialty & Emergency Care

Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency is open 24/7 for emergencies and is accepting patients for specialty appointments. Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Lexington companion animals. 

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