We Can Help With

At the Avon Animal and Bird Hospital we are equipped to handle a wide range of procedures and afflictions. Below is a list of the most common diseases/infections that your pet could contract and answers to questions that you may have about them. Feel free to read these articles and if you have any other questions please call or e-mail our clinic and one of our knowledgeable staff members would be happy to assist you.

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    Obesity

    Obesity is a serious health problem for dogs and cats. In the United States, nearly 50% of middle-aged pets are overweight. The two main causes of obesity are too much food…

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    Neutering

    Unless you are going to use your pet for breeding, there is no reason not to neuter. There are a host of both health and behavioral benefits to neutering your male…

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    Mites

    There are many types of mites that infect dogs, cats, and other mammals. Mites can be present on birds and reptiles as well. Mites are microscopic arthropod parasites that, for…

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    Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also known as a portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet’s blood, returning from the intestinal tract, gets shunted…

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    Leptosporosis

    Leptospirosis is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by a spiral shaped bacteria.  Dogs, cats, and other animals can be infected through exposure to urine, bite wounds, eating an infected animal,…

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    Kidney Disease

    As pets get older, their kidneys are often the first organs to lose efficiency.  When kidney disease (or degeneration) is diagnosed early we can put steps in motion to make…

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    Intestinal Parasites

    There are many types of parasites that are found in the gastrointestinal tract of cats, dogs, and other animals. Worms such as roundworms, whipworms, hookworms and tapeworms are very common…

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    Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. For various reasons the thyroid can no longer make enough thyroid hormone and we…

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    Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease of the middle aged to older cat.  A tumor (which is almost always non-cancerous) on the thyroid gland starts producing too much thyroid hormone. …

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    Hookworms

    Hookworms are a common intestinal parasite in dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens are most frequently affected as the parasite is transmitted from mom in the womb as well as…