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Getting to Know Us Blog Series

While we’re writing this series especially to acquaint new clients with Lake Road Animal Hospital and Kennel, it’s for our established clients too! There are so many things that go on here at Lake Road, all of them designed to improve your experience as a client, and to help educate you as a pet owner. In fact, we offer so many unique services that we don’t have time to tell you about all of them when you come in for your appointments! So we decided that featuring some of our services in a series of blog posts might help get the word out.

Dealing with an Emergency

Dealing with an Emergency

While we all hope that we never have an emergency with our pet, anything is possible.  Pets can be a lot like kids - they get into things they're not supposed to, they can get rambunctious while playing and injure themselves, and sometimes they can figure out how to...

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Your Financial Options

Your Financial Options

There's no doubt that at times, the cost of veterinary care is more than you planned for -- especially when a pet needs surgery, or develops a serious illness that requires lots of diagnostics and possibly hospitalization.  As if it isn't enough to grapple with the...

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Paw Perks Rewards Program

Paw Perks Rewards Program

Everyone likes rewards, right?  They're not just for your pets when they sit, stay, or do tricks.  Some rewards are just for YOU, the pet parent! Our Paw Perks Program here at Lake Road Animal Hospital is exactly that - packed with rewards for all of you pet mamas and...

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Calming Mr. Kitty: A Fear Free Success Story

Calming Mr. Kitty: A Fear Free Success Story

Felix is a young, independent kitty who was not too thrilled to be brought to our office for a checkup. On his first visit, he was so frightened that we were unable to perform an exam. Sometimes, when our pets are scared, they lash out with claws or teeth. It is not...

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Terrier Transformation: A Fear Free Success Story

Terrier Transformation: A Fear Free Success Story

Zoe is a sweet, lovable, outgoing, and independent Border Terrier who lives with Nurse Rebecca. Zoe greets every guest at home with excitement, enjoys chasing birds out of the yard, and she loves naps most of all. At the vet, however, she would pant and bark...

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Behind the Scenes on Surgery Day

Behind the Scenes on Surgery Day

We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all of our patients, particularly before, during, and after undergoing anesthetic procedures. We understand that this can be a stressful time for both the pets and for pet owners. Most pets will have at least one...

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Say No to Lost Pets! Microchip Your Pet Today!

Say No to Lost Pets! Microchip Your Pet Today!

June is National Microchipping Month! Microchipping is a simple measure to significantly increase the chances of getting your pet reunited with you should they ever get lost or separated. If your pet goes outdoors,  escapes from the house (we all know those...

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Urinary Obstruction: A Medical Emergency

Urinary Obstruction: A Medical Emergency

The bladder empties out of the body through a small tube called the urethra. If the urethra becomes obstructed (blocked off), compressed, or inflamed, this is a life threatening medical emergency and must be attended to by a veterinarian immediately. If the bladder is...

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Why Dogs Greet Each Other With a Rear End Sniff

Why Dogs Greet Each Other With a Rear End Sniff

Demystifying Anal GlandsHave you ever wondered why dogs exchange hind end sniffs when they meet each other? Anal glands are scent glands that are used for dog to dog communication. They are located on either side of the rectum and are normally expressed when the dog...

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Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs

Did you know that dogs can have diabetes like humans can? Dogs can have one of two kinds - diabetes mellitus (“sugar diabetes”) or diabetes insipidus (“drinking diabetes”).- Diabetes insipidus is a very rare disease in dogs that results in the dog’s body failing to...

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Rabies Bites! Protect Your Pets!

Rabies Bites! Protect Your Pets!

With the warmer weather, our pets are more likely to spend time outside and come into contact with wildlife. At Lake Road Animal Hospital, we have treated pets who have come into contact with raccoons, porcupines, woodchucks, coyotes, bats, and more. Don’t leave your...

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Ticks and Lyme Disease – Increasing Prevalence

Ticks and Lyme Disease – Increasing Prevalence

Who should worry about ticks? The prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases is rapidly increasing in New York. Any pet who has access to the outdoors, even just in the backyard, may be exposed to ticks. People can also bring ticks inside on their clothes, and...

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Candy Is Not For Canines

Candy Is Not For Canines

Spring weather brings...Easter candy! While you and your children may enjoy the egg hunts and special candies, many sugary treats can be harmful to our pets. Chocolate can be toxic to both cats and dogs, and many other ingredients in candy can spell trouble for our...

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