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Chronic Pain Conditions in Dogs

Chronic Pain Conditions in Dogs

When a dog experiences chronic pain, it can greatly lower their quality of life. Luckily, there are ways to manage this pain and help get your pup moving again. Here, our Crystal Lake veterinarians share the signs of chronic pain in dogs and how treatment such as cold laser therapy can help manage these conditions.

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How to Help a Dog With Allergic Dermatitis

How to Help a Dog With Allergic Dermatitis

Did you know that dogs can also experience allergies and the reactions that usually accompany them? One of the most common reactions is the development of 'hot spots', also known as allergic dermatitis. In this post, our Crystal Lake vets talk about the different types of allergies affecting dogs which may result in allergic dermatitis and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

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What is Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy?

What is Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy?

If your pet is healing from a procedure of injury then you may be wondering if there are any supplemental therapies that can also help in a non-invasive manner. Our Crystal Lake vets discuss the use of veterinary cold laser therapy for pets, how it works and if it can be used in place of medicine.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition where your dog's joint will gradually degenerate over time making it difficult for them to move around. Unfortunately, there is no known cure, but our Crystal Lake vets offer some treatment options to help dogs with osteoarthritis live more comfortably.

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Best Food for Dogs With Allergies

Best Food for Dogs With Allergies

Just like us, our canine companions can experience a number of food sensitivities and allergies which can cause concerning symptoms at times. Here, our Crystal Lake vets talk about options for the best dog food for dogs with allergies and what the symptoms are if your dog is irritated by food ingredients.

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Best Family Dogs

Best Family Dogs

While there are certain breeds of dog that come to mind when you first think of adding a furry friend to your family there may be some that you haven't thought of. Today our Crystal Lake vets share some of the best family-friendly dog breeds and what to consider when making your choice.

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Is Your Dog Overweight? Signs, Symptoms & What to Do

Is Your Dog Overweight? Signs, Symptoms & What to Do

While a chubby dog may be great for cuddling, it's not great for their health. Excess weight can actually lead to serious health complications and even early death. Today our Crystal Lake vets share the signs and symptoms of overweight dogs and what you can do to help them lose weight and keep it off.

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Anemia in Dogs

Anemia in Dogs

There are a number of underlying health conditions that can lie at the root of anemia in your dog. Today, our Crystal Lake veterinarians will provide you with information about the types of anemia in dogs, their symptoms and their treatments.

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Giardia in Cats

Giardia in Cats

Giardia is a group of protozoan parasites (identified by the letters A through H) that can infect people, as well as dogs and cats and lead to symptoms such as diarrhea and upset stomach. Today, our Crystal Lake vets discuss how to tell if your cat has Giardia and how you can help their symptoms.

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Fever in Dogs: Symptoms & Causes

Fever in Dogs: Symptoms & Causes

Like humans, dogs can get fevers too! Today, our Crystal Lake vets share the symptoms and causes of fever dogs that owners should be aware of.

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