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    Holiday Plants and Foods to Avoid

    Dec 07 2018

    It’s  that time of year again. As our thoughts turn to decorating and party planning, according to the Pet Poison Helpline here are some common plants and foods that could…

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    How Would I Know If My Cat Has Diabetes?

    Nov 13 2018

    Diabetes in cats is on the rise, largely due to obesity. You know your cat best so recognizing symptoms and getting early treatment is critical to a good outcome. Capitaland…

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    What Does Accreditation Mean?

    Nov 08 2018

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), only 12 to 15 percent of animal hospitals are accredited. Capitaland Animal Hospital is committed to excellence and has consequently earned accreditation…

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    Rabies and Our Pets

    Sep 26 2018

    Rabies is a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals including dogs, cats and humans. The disease has been reported in every state except Hawaii and…

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    Where Did Everyone Go?

    Aug 30 2018

    Where Did Everyone Go?   Back to school, back to work, now your furry friend is home alone. Some pets welcome this period of readjustment. Others can act out in…

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    Microchip Your Pet

    Aug 10 2018

    We love our pets and are devastated if one goes missing. Microchipping your pet helps ensure you and your pet are reunited. A microchip, about  the size of a grain…

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    How to brush your pet’s teeth

    Feb 07 2018

    Brushing your pet’s teeth is the best way to reduce plaque and tartar.  Besides the obvious benefit of  brushing, you will also be examining your pet’s teeth and gums on…

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    Essential oils could be toxic to your pet…

    Jan 19 2018

    Essential oils have become quite popular and we use them to reduce stress, scent our homes or even improve our health.  But was is a benefit for us could be…

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    There are lots of things we can do to give our older pets a good quality of life!

    Jan 12 2018

    Do you have an older pet?  Maybe you’ve noticed that she is slower going up or down the stairs, or just doesn’t have the stamina for walks like she used…

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    Ziggy Star will be the first star of Mystic Aquarium’s ‘Aquarium Rehab’

    Dec 29 2017

    Ziggy Star is a seal at the Mystic Aquarium that had developed seizures and was found to have hydrocephalus, an increase of fluid in the brain.  She underwent surgery to…