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Monday, 1 December 2014
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blog preview image In the third and final of our series "Thanks for the Thankless Jobs", we'd like to thank our men in brown.  You guessed it, the UPS men.  We count on these guys daily to deliver the supplies we need to keep our businesses running.  For us this means medicines, vaccines, bandages, and surgical supplies. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 12:48 PM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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blog preview image Don't get me wrong, I love Walt Disney.  His creativity, imagination, and perseverance have inspired many across the globe.  He hasn't, however, done the dog catcher any favors.  From Lady and the Tramp to 101 Dalmatians, Disney not only vilified the dog catcher, but made him out to be of below average ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/25/2014 4:23 PM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Monday, 24 November 2014
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blog preview image Studies on the most thankless jobs in the US rank farmers, teachers, and military as the top three.  Sadly, I have to agree that we do take for granted those that feed us, educate us, and protect us.  So to kick off Thanksgiving week, I want to give a shout out to our farmers who we work together with ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/24/2014 9:56 AM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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blog preview image Sometimes pets have diseases, disorders, or traumatic injuries causing significant blood loss that requires a blood transfusion in order for the pet to survive.  The most common reasons for a transfusion are autoimmune hemolytic anemia, trauma from being hit by a car, and parvovirus infections. Here ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2013 8:31 AM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013
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blog preview image What is Administrative Professionals’ Day, really?  It used to be called Secretaries’ Day back in the day when we called flight attendants airline stewardesses.  Wikipedia says, “Administrative Professionals' Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is an unofficial ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/23/2013 4:32 PM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
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blog preview image Do you think you pet is at a healthy weight?  Try this simple test:  Run your fingers down your pet's sides from the shoulder to the hip.  Can you feel ribs easily?  If you have to push in to convince yourself that your pet even HAS ribs at all?  When you look at your pet ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2013 9:58 AM by Roberta Grange, DVM
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Monday, 25 February 2013
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blog preview image Rosie came in all dressed up for her wellness exam last week.  She was looking great for Valentine's Day!  Everything was looking great and she is healthy.  Some pets have underlying health conditions that can be picked up on physical exam.  For example, have you ever wondered ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2013 10:16 AM by Roberta Grange, DVM
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Monday, 18 February 2013
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blog preview image Imagine for a moment that you stopped brushing your teeth.  Not just for today, but for the next 5 years.  Do you think it would change the look of your pearly whites when you smile?  Affect how close people stand to you when you talk?  Maybe alter the taste of your food?  Well, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2013 9:37 AM by Roberta Grange, DVM
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Monday, 4 February 2013
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blog preview image Did you know that keeping your pet well involves more than vaccinations?  Though vaccinations remain the most important way to protect your pet against serious infectious disease such as parvo and feline distemper, in adult and senior pets there are many other health issues that can cause serious ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2013 10:13 AM by Dr. Roberta Grange
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Monday, 21 January 2013
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blog preview image “Roomba” is well into six months of age and progressing on track.  This month, we thought that we might answer some questions that have been posed over the last few months and familiarize everyone with what the future holds for our team. Q: Let's start with the #1 question that ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/21/2013 10:31 AM by Susan Morton
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012
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blog preview image Roomba has had an eventful and active fourth month and is rapidly absorbing the training necessary to make him a quality service dog.  As part of puppy raising, we try to expose our youngsters to all sorts of distractions so that life is a bit less surprising for them as adults in service.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2012 3:09 PM by Susan Morton
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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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blog preview image Another month goes by and we watch as Roomba turns four months old and really begins to blossom!  He has gained over ten pounds and added two and a half inches to his height in less than thirty days Each day I see his brain turning on more & more...and with each new experience, he grows more ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2012 11:17 AM by Susan Morton
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Monday, 24 September 2012
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blog preview image   AAHPA has a history of being a proud partner with the Kansas Specialty Dog Service (http://www.ksds.org/) and has recently embarked on yet another adventure!   “Roomba” will be making Abilene & the Morton house his home for the next eighteen to twenty four months, after ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2012 3:35 PM by Susan Morton
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Friday, 31 August 2012
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blog preview image As a third year veterinary student, I was looking for a summer externship at a mixed animal practice. I wanted to work at a clinic that offered a variety of experiences, including a diversity of species and clientele, veterinarian mentorship opportunities, hands-on experience, and exposure to new areas ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2012 11:37 AM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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Did you know that fleas can suck up to 15 times their body weight in blood every day? Fleas are nasty little bugs that like to hang out on wildlife and sometimes our pets. What can we do to help our little pet friends rid themselves of these nasty little critters? It's a good idea to educate yourself ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2012 3:26 PM by Whitney Gilbert
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Friday, 30 December 2011
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blog preview image Pheromones are natural chemicals emitted by animals that help them to communicate with others of the same species. In mammals, the vomeronasal organ, a structure close to the nasal passage, receives these pheromone signals. When animals receive pheromone signals, there is an involuntary behavioral effect ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/30/2011 11:33 AM by Dianna Pedersen
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
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blog preview image If you read our last blog, you know that Abilene Animal Hospital generally takes in 12-15 student interns per year for 1 to 3 week blocks.  This summer, we had the pleasure of hosting Yue (pronounced yoo-ee) Gong, a senior veterinary student from the University of Melbourne in Australia for 3 weeks.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/05/2011 10:20 AM by Dr. Lisa Tokach
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Friday, 23 September 2011
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blog preview image Several times per year you may see us pulling into your farm or walking into the exam room with a new assistant in tow.  Just in case you are thinking we are having trouble keeping help and are turning them over on a monthly or even weekly basis, we reassure you we are not having that kind of trouble.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2011 11:18 AM by Dr. Lisa Tokach
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Monday, 12 September 2011
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blog preview image Veterinarians sometimes cringe when the latest animal movie comes out launching a new specific breed craze.  For example, when 101 Dalmatians had their recent remake by Disney, we saw a big upsurge in Dalmatian puppies.  No offense to those of you who own and love Dalmatians, but they are ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2011 3:33 PM by Lisa Tokach, DVM
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Friday, 9 September 2011
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This summer has been incredibly hot this year and for some the best way to cool down would be to spend the weekend at the lake with your pet, however, you and your pet will not be the only ones in the lakes this season.  Blue-green algae has invaded the lakes of Kansas, so what should you as a ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2011 9:39 AM by Whitney Gilber
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