The Digital Age: The Role of Digital Imaging in Veterinary Medicine

Technology gets better (and faster) almost every day, and veterinary medicine has benefited from these innovations. Over the last century we have gone from James Herriot-style farm vets to the ability to perform organ transplants – a pretty remarkable jump, in our estimation. 

At Dupont Veterinary Clinic, veterinary technology is particularly visible in our daily imaging abilities. From X-rays to ultrasound and beyond, digital imaging in veterinary medicine is improving and changing for the better all the time. 

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Celebrating Veterinary Technicians and the Extraordinary Services They Provide

While most pet owners refer to their primary veterinarian when speaking of their pet’s medical care, you may be surprised just how much a veterinary technician does. In fact, veterinary technicians are the first to assess your pet, as well as provide important screening and diagnostic services. They are an essential part of a successful, high quality veterinary practice.

The team at Dupont Veterinary Clinic wants to put a spotlight on how essential our fantastic technicians are and the expertise, education, drive, and compassion required for the job.

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The Skinny on the Scaly: The Best in Basic Reptile Care

Reptiles are fun, interesting, unusual, and intelligent. While not as fluffy or playful as other household pets, snakes, lizards and turtles can bring a lot of joy to owners of various experience levels. 

For many people with allergies to feathers or fur, reptiles offer a great alternative to traditional pet ownership. Plus, when done right, it can be gratifying to take part in reptile care.

Reptile care can be challenging but gratifying. It is highly specific and requires close attention to detail. 

Here’s what any new or prospective reptile parent needs to know on basic reptile care.

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A Corny Conundrum: Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell like Corn Chips?

No one ever thinks a dog smells great all of the time. In fact, most doggos have a musty odor to them, especially when they get wet. But if you have ever gotten a quick whiff of your dog’s feet, it may have reminded you of something… Is that… corn chips? 

“Frito feet” may seem like a mystery, but we get the question of, “Why do my dog’s paws smell like corn chips?” all the time. 

Your friends at Dupont Veterinary Clinic are here to uncover the reasons beyond this strange smell and what you can do to keep your pet’s paws healthy and stank-free.

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Why You Should Consider Adopting A Disabled Pet

When a prospective pet owner is on the lookout for a new pet, a deaf cat or three-legged dog probably isn’t what they’re searching for. The truth is, life with a disabled pet can be just as rewarding, if not more so, than with that “perfect” puppy or kitten.

Unfortunately, disabled pets aren’t adopted very often, if at all. By bringing home a disabled pet, you will not only be saving a life, you’ll be reaping all of the wonderful health, social, and psychological benefits associated with living with a pet!

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Get to Know Your Dupont Veterinary Clinic Doctors! 

If you’ve spent any time with us here at Dupont Veterinary Clinic, you know that we place a huge emphasis on the relationship between our staff and you.

An important part of providing your pet with the caring and professional service they deserve is cultivating a relationship between our staff and you! 

To help you get to know us a little better, we sat down for a little Q and A session with our doctors. Some of their answers to our questions may surprise you!

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Coming Through With Flying Colors: House Training A Puppy 

When you bring a new puppy into your home, you can count on a few accidents… to say the least. This is just one aspect of the joys of being a new puppy owner. But house training a puppy doesn’t have to be difficult, or take forever. There are several effective and positive ways to get you and your pup successfully through the process. 

Remember that whatever method you choose, stick with it and be consistent. Keep reading for some tips from the Dupont Veterinary Clinic.

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When It Comes to Avoiding Injury, Winter Paw Care Saves the Day 

Many of our pets seem to act like they’re impervious to the negative effects of cold weather, but overexposure to ice, snow, and frigid ground conditions can have serious consequences.

Similar to the defenses against scorching pavement in summertime, winter paw care takes our attention to a whole new level. Without a daily approach to injury prevention, damage to a pet’s feet can stand in the way of a high quality of life.

Enjoying Winter’s Charms

It can be simply magical to walk your dog in the snow. Many breeds are built for cold conditions, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need special attention before, during, and after time spent outdoors. Without a doubt, all animals are subject to damaging effects of cold weather and require proactive care.

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Trim The Fat: Keeping Pet Winter Weight Gain At Bay

Many of us struggle with winter weight gain, and our pets may be no different. Whether the struggle lies in preventing it or shedding it afterwards, winter weight gain is a concern for pets because a few extra pounds can cause secondary health concerns like joint problems, diabetes, and even heart disease, to name a few.

Dupont Veterinary Clinic knows that winter is coming, and there’s no better time to prepare for how to keep pet winter weight gain at bay. Keep reading for our best tips and ideas. 

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The Golden Years: How To Take Great Care of Your Senior Pet

There’s an age old dictum that rings with truth, “Gettin’ old ain’t for the faint of heart!” Unfortunately, this applies to our canine and feline companions as well. But it’s also important to remember that although getting older is not optional, suffering in old age can be. In other words, your pet can still enjoy good health, and be active and pain free as they move through their senior years. Your veterinarian can help make this a reality. 

If you are a pet owner, it’s likely (we hope) that you will be caring for a senior pet at some point. By working together, we can ensure your senior pet has the happy and healthy golden years they deserve. 

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