Embrace is moving! Save the date for our open house Sept 15 2010

We're delighted to say that we have outgrown our current office space and we're moving to much spiffier offices a few stops down the highway.

Let's just say that the fun of cramming 21 people into 1,500 sq ft has worn off :)

So, here's our new address:

23625 Commerce Park, Suite 150
Beachwood, OH 44122

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Guest Post: lens luxation in a Dalmation

Today, we have a guest post from Dr. Rex Riggs, owner of Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Powell, Ohio. He is a veterinarian, and an Advisory Board member of Embrace Pet Insurance. Dr. Riggs writes about an eye condition he came across recently in his clinic.

Eye conditions are always interesting and you really need to treat them appropriately and not wait. I had an interesting case in the other day when I saw Savannah, a 13 year old Dalmatian that has been coming to see me since she was a cute wiggly puppy, in 1997. She came in for her routine exam, vaccinations and heartworm tests with no complaints from her mom. Each year we do a complete physical exam from the “nose to the toes” on our patients. Hopefully you will see why this is important.

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Guest post: cherry eye treatment options

Dr Janet Tobiassen Crosby fills us in on the treatment options for Cherry Eye.

Cherry eye, also known as a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid (nictitating membrane), is a common eye condition of young (<2 year old) dogs. A prolapse occurs when the small tear-producing gland, located in this third lower lid, everts outward. The result is a bright red lump, probably where this condition got the name "cherry eye." Cherry eye may occur in one eye or both eyes. Some breeds, such as Cocker Spaniels, Shar Peis, Bulldogs, Beagles and Boston Terriers, have a higher incidence of this condition.

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Ask Laura: worries about bloat leads to dog food suggestions

In yesterday's post, Ask Laura: worries about bloat in a German Shepherd Dog, we had a question from a German Shepherd Dog breeder about bloat, and in that answer, Dr. Riggs suggested she go for higher quality dog food with fewer fillers to reduce the potential for gas formation that may increase the liklihood of bloat.

As a result, I asked Roxanne Hawn, who writes about veterinary topics and has a dog food blog, to make some suggestions for someone on a budget. Here is her answer:

First of all, Becky, please tell your mom that I am SO sorry to hear about her loss.

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Ask Laura: worries about bloat in a German Shepherd Dog

I recently had a question about bloat from a concerned breeder of German Shepherd Dogs.


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