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Keep calm and play laser tag

Ok, that is very misleading.  I don’t really want to talk about Laser tag or the laser dot you use to make your cat spin until he falls down. Come on.  Admit it.  You do it. I want to talk about Laser therapy. What is Laser Therapy? Simply put, it is the use of specific…

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After a certain point, its OK to lie about your age

Senior dogs. Senior cats. Anyone who has had the pleasure to live with a dog or a cat has probably experienced the senior years.  Most dogs are considered senior at 8 human years, and cats at 10 years. Larger dogs also age at a faster rate than smaller dogs.  A 7 pound chihuahua at 10…

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Albert’s Anecdotes-The Trampling of Cats

My name is Albert.  I am a cat.  A rather handsome cat.  I live at Hanover Veterinary Hospital. I would like to speak to you today on the subject of trampling. Cat trampling, to be exact. There are many ways for a cat to be trampled at a veterinary hospital, which I was not aware…

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National Take your Cat to the Vet Day, August 22nd

Take your cat to the vet. Say what?! Those very words can strike terror in the hearts of some owners.  Most cats associate the carrier with all the unpleasant things that happen during a vet visit. After all, this is usually the only time they see the carrier.  Often, cats panic and hide at the…

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May I be of assistance?

This week, we take a moment to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs all over the world.  International Assistance Dog Week is August 5-11. There is a lot of misinformation out there about what an assistance dog really is.  And it doesn’t help when people try to pass off their unruly pets as accredited…

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Running Fearlessly into… Becoming a Fear Free Animal Hospital

Well, not really running, more like baby steps.  But there is a change happening in the veterinary industry.  It’s called Fear Free. Hanover Veterinary Hospital is the first Fear Free Certified Practice in Cedar Lake and Northwest Indiana. What does this mean?  That we must nurture the pet’s mind as well as the body.  Every…

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