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  • The Sneezing Cat- The Fungus Among Us

    Dec 18 2019

    December’s Pet of the Month is one of our veterinary assistant’s cats named Gus. Emily, adopted him from the humane society in March of this year. Just after adopting him,…

  • Dental Care Starts at an Early Age

    Nov 06 2019

    Lili is a sweet Havanese mix puppy who came to Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital soon after her family adopted her at 10 months old.  She had received minimal veterinary care…

  • Update on Diet Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Oct 19 2019

    We originally wrote about Diet Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy back in July 2018 featuring Mariposa. Mariposa is a dog who was diagnosed with this disease following an episode when her heart…

  • Sweet But Deadly – Chocolate

    Sep 16 2019

    Huckleberry is a young pup that had had a busy day of sniffing, playing and cuddling. He was feeling tired and needed a pick me up. His nose led him…

  • Routine Care Helps Your Pet Live Longer

    Aug 18 2019

    Ravenhurst is an 18 year old Pug who first came to Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital in 2014 for a regular wellness visit.  She transferred care to our hospital because her…

  • Old Dogs, New Tricks: When Slowing Down isn’t Old Age

    Jul 20 2019

    Lily is a 15-year-old athletic hound mix. She has always been very fit and loves going on long hikes with her owners. As Lily has aged, she has shown very…

  • Do You Know If Your Dog Is At Risk For Hip Dysplasia?

    Jun 20 2019

    Hip dysplasia (CHD) is a debilitating and painful condition that affects the hips of millions of dogs (and some cats!). Genetics plays a role, as do factors such as breed,…

  • Why Oral Exams Under Anesthesia Matter

    May 25 2019

    Spike is our pet of the month for May. He is a 7 year old Chihuahua mix. He is a very sweet boy and very cooperative for his exams at…

  • Anal Glands: Boot, Scoot and Boogie!

    Apr 26 2019

    Meet Ali, she is a sweet little Chihuahua Mix and our pet of the month for May! Ali was brought into Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital because a red swelling was…

  • I’ve Got My Eye On You: Feline Entropion

    Mar 17 2019

    Patsy is our Pet of the Month for March. She is an 18-year-old cat whose owners noticed that she had discharge from her eye and was squinting her eye. They…