Letter Home (to WAH): The First Update

Catherine is an employee at WAH and a third year veterinary student. We love her emails to us and wanted to share one with you. Hello WAH Family! While my parents text me with updates about how unseasonably warm it
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When Your Pet is Diagnosed with Cancer

Cancer is one of our most common diagnoses. It occurs in dogs and cats of all ages and comes in many guises. But in every case, it evokes a predictable series of emotions and responses. The word “cancer” implies the
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Four Keys to Housetraining Your New Puppy

Use all positive reinforcement—rewards—like your happy voice and occasional treats. Hint: Be ready to be outside EVERY time with your puppy! Your new puppy relies on you to provide this positive reinforcement. If you are in the house when your
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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Mammary Cancer in Cats

By Elizabeth McKinstry, VMD Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, can help pets when conventional therapies have been exhausted. TCVM often works by strengthening the patient and its immune system, enabling it to overcome a variety
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My cat is peeing all over the house!

A cat that is urinating outside of the litter box—one of the most common complaints we treat at Wilmington Animal Hospital. Our profession actually has an official name for this: Feline Inappropriate Urination. This problem is so common that we’re
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Microbiome Restorative Treatment (Fecal Transplant)

Microbiome Restorative Therapy (aka “Fecal Transplant”) is the transfer of stool from a healthy patient into an unhealthy recipient patient. What are the indications for this treatment? Many dogs and cats suffer from chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems, like persistent poor
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