Blog: Dog

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Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies require a physical exam and vaccines at 8 weeks of age or when you first introduce them as a new family member. Vaccines prevent a number of diseases such as parvovirus which can kill puppies.

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Dog Vaccinations

All puppies and dogs need to be current on their vaccines. Different lifestyles put dogs at risk for different diseases and puppies who do not have vaccines are more susceptible to contracting fatal diseases. The Baxter Animal Hospital team will review your dog’s lifestyle and offer a vaccination plan depending…

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Dog Heartworm Testing

Yearly heartworm testing is strongly recommended in all dogs. The blood test can be performed at your veterinarian’s office and will test for the presence of heartworms and other tick-borne diseases such as Lyme’s disease. Once we are sure your dog is free of heartworms a monthly preventative medication will…

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Dog Anal Gland Expression

When a dog is viewed from behind, the anal glands (also called anal sacs) are located on each side of and slightly below the anal opening at the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock positions. A tiny duct or tube leads from the gland under the skin to an opening directly…