Q: What is a dog’s normal temperature?

A: A dog’s normal temperature sometimes varies but is usually about 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit.


Q: What is cat normal temperature?

A: A cat’s normal temperature sometimes varies but is usually about 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit.


Q: My pet’s teeth are falling out. Is that normal?

A: Puppies and kittens have “baby teeth” just like humans. It is normal for them to lose these first teeth when they are about 3 ½ months old to make room for their adult teeth. Look inside your pet’s mouth and be sure a baby tooth has fallen out wherever you see a new tooth coming in. If the baby teeth don’t fall out, they may have to be pulled.


Q: It’s going to be extremely cold tonight, and my dog stays outside. Is there anything special I should do for him?

A: Dogs need protection from extremely cold nights. Short-haired dogs need more protection than double-coated or long-haired dogs. Light bulbs can be hung in the dog house for heat, or you may want to bring your dog into the garage, basement, or laundry room for the night.


Q: Why is my dog scooting its rear end on the floor?

A: Scooting can be a sign of anal-gland problems, or it may mean that your dog has tapeworms.


Q: Why does my dog have such bad breath?

A: Bad breath can be a sign of gum infection and teeth problems. Please bring your dog into our clinic so we can assess his dental options.


Q: My pet has runny eyes, but I don’t see anything in the eye. Do I need to bring him in?

A: Yes. Runny eyes can be caused by allergies, illness, injury, and infection. The doctor must examine your pet to determine the cause.


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