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Dogs


Dog Grooming - The Role Hygiene Plays in Good Dog Health

How important are grooming and hygiene for my dog's health?

How important is grooming and hygiene for your health? Most of us would answer that it's either somewhat important or very important, depending on your personality and lifestyle. Everyone wants to feel clean and presentable. I don't know that dogs necessarily care about being presentable in most cases, but nobody wants to feel gross and dirty and itchy. Good hygiene and grooming practices are essential for long-term happy, healthy dogs.

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Dog Bathing & Hygiene - The Link Between Good Dog Hygiene and Health

What is a good hygiene regimen for a dog?

That depends on your dog and your lifestyle. For your average little purse dog that probably never touches the floor and just hangs out in your lap, regular grooming may not be as necessary as my big, dumb Labrador, who insists on rolling in the dirt and anything else he can find daily. He gets bathed pretty regularly. So your dog's activities certainly play a role in that. Dogs that like to swim a lot or certain dogs with certain medical conditions need more frequent baths.

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Dog Deworming

How Worms In Dogs Are Contracted

At Freeport Veterinary Hospital, we love helping educate our clients about the best detection and prevention methods for worms in dogs, and we pride ourselves on providing our canine patients in and around the Freeport area with the utmost in care and treatment protocols. Due to their outdoor lifestyles and social natures, most dogs will be at risk of contracting worms throughout their lives. Some of the most common ways to contract worms in dogs include:

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Emergency Dog Clinic - What To Do In A Dog Emergency

If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life-threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (207) 208-8508

What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency

There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency (ie: hit by a car) and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. When in doubt, head to our hospital. If possible, call on your way to let us know the type of emergency and if you will need assistance getting into the building and your E.T.A.

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