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  • 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…

  • Dogs and Cats Can Easily Hide Their Illness

    Feb 10 2019

    This month we are bringing attention to a common issue we see in veterinary medicine. Pets can hide their illness, even when they are very sick. When that happens to…