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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    Cruciate Ligament

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. It occurs when one of the cruciate ligaments (most often the cranial cruciate ligament) becomes…

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    Coccidia

    Coccidia are single-celled organisms that infect the intestinal tracts of dogs and cats. Coccidia are transmitted by ingesting an oocyst (the infective stage of the Coccidia), which are found in feces-contaminated…

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    Canine Parvovirus

    Canine Parvovirus was first identified in the United States in 1978. Accidentally imported into this country, dogs in the US had no natural immunity to the parvovirus and spread was rapid and devastating, especially…

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    Canine Distemper

    Canine distemper is caused by a virus that is shed in bodily fluids of infected animals. Canine distemper affects primarily the lungs, intestines, and nervous system. Symptoms of canine distemper…

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    Cancer

    Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled growth of cells.  Any type of cell in the body can become cancerous.  Once cancerous cells grow out of control, they take over areas…

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    Blindness

    Blindness can occur in our pets for a number of reasons. Caring for a blind dog may be challenging, but by signing up to the following website you can find…

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    Bladder Stones (Cystic Calculi)

    Bladder stones (also known as cystic calculi) are a very common disorder of both dogs and cats. Bladder stones in the urinary bladder often mimic the signs of a urinary tract…

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    Aural Hematomas in dogs and cats

    Your pet’s ear flap consists of a layer of skin on two sides with cartilage in between. An Aural hematoma in a dog or cat occurs when a blood vessel…

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    Arthritis

    Arthritis in dogs and cats, just as in humans, is an inflammation of any joint in the body. This inflammation can have many different causes. The most common type of…