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Read helpful tips, knowledge and advice from our St. Louis veterinarians to help you keep your pets happy and healthy. 

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Dog Knee Surgery

Dog Knee Surgery

If your pup experiences a torn CCL or similar injury then treatment with orthopedic surgery may be recommended. Today our St. Louis vets look at how orthopedic injuries occur and the different types of surgery used for knee repairs in dogs.

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Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke in Cats

At Animal Emergency Clinic we see fewer cases of heatstroke in cats than in dogs, nonetheless, it does happen. Here our St. Louis vets share some of the symptoms of heatstroke in cats, and what you should do if you think your cat is suffering from heatstroke. 

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Is Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs an Emergency?

Is Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs an Emergency?

It is alarming whenever our canine companions clearly aren't feeling great, and that's why it can be stressful when your dog has unexplained diarrhea. Today, our St. Louis emergency vets explain some common causes of diarrhea, what to do if your dog's stool is bloody, and when it's time to call an emergency vet.

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What To Do If My Dog Or Cat Is Choking?

What To Do If My Dog Or Cat Is Choking?

Sometimes while our pets are playing or eating they can accidentally get food or an object lodged in their throat. Our St. Louis veterinarians talk about what to do if your dog or cat begins choking and how you can prevent it from happening again.

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My Dog Ate Gum? Is That an Emergency?

My Dog Ate Gum? Is That an Emergency?

Dogs are notorious for eating things that they shouldn't be and sometimes this leads to them eating potentially dangerous items. Today our St. Louis vets talk about what you should do if your dog ate gum and when it might require emergency veterinary care.

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Cat Wound Care: Treating Injuries

Cat Wound Care: Treating Injuries

Cats are curious adventurers known for exploring the world, unfortunately, this will sometimes result in your kitty returning home with injuries. Here, our St. Louis vets share some of the most common injuries in our feline friends and basic cat wound care and when to seek veterinary care.

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ACL Surgery For Dogs

ACL Surgery For Dogs

The dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is frequently referred to as the dog's ACL or 'cruciate'. This connective tissue joins the upper and lower leg bones at the dog's knee and may become injured. Today, our St. Louis vets share some information about ACL and CCL injuries in dogs and what you should know if your dog requires surgery. 

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Dog Recovery After Surgery

Dog Recovery After Surgery

When your pet has endured a surgical procedure, care throughout recovery is crucial to the speed and ease at which they heal. Today, our St. Louis vets some information about how to help your dog recover from surgery and what you should expect during this time.

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Cat Intestinal Blockage Surgery

Cat Intestinal Blockage Surgery

When we watch our cats running around playing with everything they can find we often don't think about the dangers of household objects. If your cat swallows some string or other object it can be a dangerous situation. Our St. Louis vets talk about cat intestinal blockage surgery and what the cost and recovery may be.

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What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet?

What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet?

If you have ever had to say goodbye to a pet then you know how hard it can be. Pets are a part of the family and it can feel the same as losing a loved one. Our St. Louis vets offer advice on what to say when someone you know loses a pet and a few other ways you can support them.

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Compassionate Emergency Care for Pets

Animal Emergency Clinic is an after-hours emergency animal hospital providing urgent care to cats and dogs from St. Louis and surrounding areas. Contact us right away if you are experiencing a veterinary emergency.

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