Aging happens to the best of us. Before you know it, physical activities that used to be a piece of cake, like getting up off the couch after watching your favorite show, becomes so much work, you decide its just easier to stay put and watch another show. For our dog friends, we are pained

The Down and Dirty on Giardia

Wed, 19 September 2012 by Dr. Fincher

Interesting fact: In North America, Giardia is the most common intestinal parasite in humans. OK, maybe you, my pet owner audience, doesn’t find that particularly interesting.  However, when you stop to consider that our pets may be carriers of this nasty little bug, I bet your ears perk up a little!  Lets get the down

How do I know if my dog has an ear problem?

Fri, 15 July 2011 by Dr. Fincher

Often called ‘OTITIS’ ‘TAKE A WHIFF’–a sour smell isoften the first indication of Otitis.  Also, shaking and scratching at the ears with associated redness. Not sure?  email us at centralanimalhospital@gmail.com with your questions  or make an appointment with us. The general term otitis refers to inflammation of the ear. The ear consists of three regions:

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Parasites: You and Your Pet

Fri, 13 May 2011 by Dr. Fincher

Despite the availability of effective treatments, parasites remain a common fact of life for dogs and cats. Most companion animals have the potential for contact with parasites multiple times a day, all year long. Since some of the parasites that infect your pet may also infect people, you have the opportunity to maintain both the

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