Author Archive: Underwood Veterinary Hospitals

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Summer 2016 Newsletter: Rodents and Leptospirosis

Summer 2016 Newsletter: Rodents and Leptospirosis

Good luck keeping squirrels off your bird feeders! My wife Karla prefers an obstacle course to keep the squirrels confused. They are clever! As are most rodents that seem to blossom in population once the sun and warm weather show up. I have mentioned before my ongoing battle with the moles and voles that are […]

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Winter Newsletter 2015/16

Winter Newsletter 2015/16

It is difficult to anticipate the dangers of cold weather when it has reached 60 degrees this week. The fact is this warm weather can make cold spells even more dangerous to your pet!  The sudden drop in temperature that occurs is harder on the pet’s system when there has been no time to acclimate. […]

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Summer 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Heat stroke is a risk for pets if they are not drowning from floods. Do not lock pets in cars with all widows closed unless your car is completely submerged by the most recent flood. Do not close pets in a garage thinking it will provide shade. An oven will provide shade also and that […]

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Spring is right around the corner

Spring is right around the corner

Please try to imagine the Peregrine Falcon [pictured] perched on the empty limb outside my kitchen window in Granville Ohio. I swear it was there twice in February but I was not fast enough to get a picture of him! I wasn’t sure what it was at first sighting since they are not common in […]

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Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter

September 16, 2014 |

Once again fall is approaching and the same problems persist each year with new ones coming and going. Before we talk pet health I would like to share a picture my wife Karla took while on her lunch hour walk in the Olentangy Park in Worthington close to where the MedVet emergency/specialty vet hospital is […]

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Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

January 8, 2014 |

Winter and the holidays are here. It is Flu season for us but I actually see fewer serious respiratory infections at this time of year. Pets that are indoor and outdoor may suffer respiratory issues because the humidity in a home is generally lower in winter. A constantly running furnace can increase mold spores and […]

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Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Summer is here. We have had a wide range of temperatures from hot as expected to cooler than usual. The shifting of weather from cool to hot triggers disease in pets even more than consistent high or low temperatures. A nasal discharge from your pet that is thick or colored is more than allergy. A […]

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2013 Newsletter

I promised newsletters and I am finally ready to deliver. Sorry for the delay. I’m also trying to write a science fiction novel and I found out I should have paid more attention in English class. Understanding science and writing about it are two different things. Go figure. There is a vet in my story […]

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Fall 2012 Newsletter

Fall 2012 Newsletter

               Many things are happening in Ohio this year as summer comes to an end. For one the pigs at the county and state fairs have been carrying a variant of swine influenza and over thirty people have become sick enough to be diagnosed.  Hopefully that will be the end of it for now. Infectious […]

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