Common Issues

Myth or Fact? Corn in Pet foods


Contrary to common belief, corn is a quality ingredient in pet food that contains several essential nutrients. Myth or Fact?   Corn is a poor ingredient in pet foods and is a “filler” that causes allergies. It’s a myth. You may hear that a plant-based ingredient such as corn is a “filler” that shouldn’t be […]



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American Heart Month


It’s American Heart Month!  And that includes your furry pet. If you suspect your pet has heart disease, your veterinarian can help diagnose what kind  and suggest the proper treatment. (Copied with permission from TVMF Paws Post) If you or your veterinarian suspect heart disease in your four-legged companion, it is important to know what […]



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Weight-Loss Diet Plans for Pets


Weight-Loss Diet Plans for Pets At least 25 percent of dogs and cats in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese,1,2 making obesity the most common form of malnutrition in American pets. Obesity can contribute to multiple adverse health effects in pets, including diabetes, skin conditions, respiratoryt problems and orthopedic problems issues. Weight loss is […]



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Thanksgiving Tips


Thanksgiving Tips When we’re sharing a meal with friends and family, sometimes we are tempted to include the pet in on the deliciousness. However, this can often do more harm than good. In order to prevent visitors from inadvertently making your pet sick, pet owners should be vigilant in informing guests what’s okay and what’s not okay to […]



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It’s fall. Do you know where your cat is?


It’s fall.  Do you know where your cat is?  We ask because this is the season that we start seeing more and more feline trauma cases here at the Rannals Small Animal Hospital. If your cat is like mine, it loves warm summer weather.  It’s great for lazing around the house or back yard.  But […]



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Hookworms in Dogs and Cats


Hookworms in Dogs and Cats Are Hookworms in Dogs and Cats a Big Deal? Hookworms in dogs and cats can be a nuisance that’s easily fixed, but can also become a life threatening, even fatal problem.   It is a fairly common intestinal parasite that is so small, pet owners will never see them.  In […]



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Can My Pet Get COVID-19?


Can My Pet Get COVID-19? “Dr. Rannals, can my pet get COVID-19, that new virus?  My daughter was worried her dog was going to make her sick.” New Questions: emerging answers We’ve had a few questions about whether pets can get or spread the new Coronavirus, called COVID-19. The following are current key points regarding […]



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Toxic Foods for Cats and Dogs


Toxic Foods for Cats and Dogs Although a food may be safe and even healthy for you, the same is not always true for your pets and may even be toxic to them. Many foods we eat daily pose the risk for serious illness and even death in dogs and cats.  Some foods we enjoy […]



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Demodectic Mange in Dogs


Demodectic Mange in Dogs One of the more common skin diseases we see here at the clinic is demodectic mange in dogs. Unlike what my dear old dad told me when I was a kid, it is NOT caused by eating too much starch. And unlike what many clients used to tell me when our […]



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Heartworm Treatment in Dogs


Heartworm treatment in dogs has come a long way in the past decade. So your dog has tested positive for heartworms. What next? We’ve learned much about treating dogs successfully for heartworms. But not everything you read online can be relied upon. Every dog in the 48 states should be tested yearly for heartworms. It […]



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