Modern Jobs For Working Dogs

March 13th, 2019 by Deer Creek Animal Hospital

The history of dog domestication goes back awhile – 14,000 years give or take. For much of this time, dogs worked tirelessly alongside humans, helping to farm, build, hunt, and protect. It’s hard to imagine humans civilization without the considerable efforts and influence of the faithful canine.

Although most modern dogs no longer have to work for their living, dogs are still relied upon to perform important tasks for humans every day. In honor of National K9 Veterans Day, the staff at Deer Creek Animal Hospital would like to take this opportunity to honor our country’s wonderful working dogs.

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Lumps and Bumps in Pets: What’s Normal, What’s Not

March 6th, 2019 by Deer Creek Animal Hospital
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It’s normal for pets to develop an occasional lump or mass, especially as they age. This doesn’t mean that pet owners don’t worry, of course. Any change in your pet can be cause for concern, and lumps and bumps in pets often prompt questions such as, “Is this serious?” and “Should I call the vet or wait and see?”

Deer Creek Animal Hospital wants to help you figure out whether any bumps you find on your pet are benign or possibly problematic.

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Spay Day U.S.A.: Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

February 27th, 2019 by Deer Creek Animal Hospital
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Having your pet spayed or neutered is generally recommended by veterinarians. Of course, most pet owners want to prevent unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, but the benefits of spay or neuter surgery go beyond birth control.

In honor of Spay Day U.S.A on February 25, 2019, the team at Deer Creek Animal Hospital wants to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of spay or neuter surgery and its many health benefits.

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