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    Spring has sprung

    Apr 28 2015

    kirkwood | Uncategorized

    Spring has sprung! And in my home I always want to decorate with beautiful flowers and plants, but my first concern is which ones could be harmful if consumed by…

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    Canine Influenza A

    Apr 18 2015

    kirkwood | Uncategorized

    Canine influenza is a highly contagious infection caused by an Influenza A virus. When a dog is infected by influenza H3N8 (canine influenza virus) there are two forms of the…

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    How we chose the perfect puppy

    Mar 26 2015

    kirkwood | Uncategorized

    HOW WE CHOSE THE PERFECT PUPPY When I decided that my son and I wanted to get a dog, we had the exact pet we wanted in mind, a black…

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    Crate training saves lives!

    Mar 17 2015

    kirkwood | Uncategorized

    Crate Training Saves Lives I have a 10 year old mutt that is named Munchie for a reason. She will eat any and everything in sight even a screwdriver! Weekly…

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    The Walz pack

    Mar 10 2015

    kirkwood | Uncategorized

    Ellen Walz has been a part of the family at KAH for nearly 15 years. The Walz Clan has a crazy pack of pups, as I call them and each…

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    Caring for the special four legged patient.

    Feb 23 2015

    kirkwood | Uncategorized

    Susan Bloemke has been a veterinary assistant for 20 years at Kirkwood Animal Hospital! Most of us are in this business for the same reason…WE LOVE ANIMALS. But what keeps…

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    Bruce’s Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

    Feb 18 2015

    jhummitzsch | Uncategorized

    A week ago Erik brought his 6 month old Siamese mix kitten into the hospital to be seen. Bruce has been very sensitive when he has been rubbed over his…

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    Furry Family Members

    Jan 20 2015

    jhummitzsch | Uncategorized

    Our family’s dogs are a yellow Lab, Robert, and a black Lab, Evie. Robert was formerly Dr. Bendick’s dog, our hospital owner. Unfortunately, he developed allergies to dogs and cats…

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    What’s That Smell?

    Dec 31 2014

    rlaing | Uncategorized

    One of my favorite medical terms is the word “halitosis”. I remember in my second year of vet school learning the meaning of this word and using it around my…

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    Why Did I Choose Veterinary Medicine?

    Dec 16 2014

    swaechter | Uncategorized

    My very first childhood memories are of my adventures with my family pets.  As one of 9 children it was sometimes hard to get a word in with all the…