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By Gary A. Borgman In the last issue of Osceola Woman Magazine, I mentioned that cats can develop a serious cardiac condition secondary to uncontrolled feline hyperthyroidism.  Fortunately, this seldom occurs because feline hyperthyroidism is usually detected and treated prior to...

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By Dr. Gary A. Borgman, DVM In the Jan./Feb. issue of Osceola Woman Magazine, I indicated that I would address the various body systems in future articles. So… I will begin with the cardio-vascular system. As we all know, healthy heart function is absolutely essential for humans and...

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By Dr. Gary A. Borgman. Kissimmee Animal Hospital Wow, the hurricane season is over!  (as I write this, Mathew was only five days ago and we mostly “dodged the proverbial bullet” for which we are so grateful this year).  So now we approach some fall and winter holiday seasons. The...

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By Gary A. Borgman, DVM We are often asked by parents if their children can get any diseases from household pets. Yes children and immune-suppressed individuals of all ages can acquire parasites from household pets but awareness and appropriate preventive measures can minimize or...

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By Gary A. Borgman, DVM In recent articles in the Osceola Woman I have written about choosing a pet, puppy and kitten nutrition, and disease prevention for puppies and kittens.  Now, I will shift the discussion to the Annual Physical Examination visit.  This is when we get to see how...

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Written by: Dr. Gary Borgman In the two previous issues of Osceola Woman I have discussed “Choosing a New Pet” and “Puppy and Kitten Nutrition”.  Now I would like to discuss the very important topic of disease prevention for these vulnerable new pets. Puppies and kittens are...

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Written By Dr. Gary A. Borgman In the most recent issue of Osceola Woman, I discussed some considerations when choosing a new household pet.  The legally required Florida Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is your best assurance of good health and appropriate preventative...

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By Dr. Gary A. Borgman With the winter holiday season rapidly approaching, many families begin considering adding a four-legged family member. We are often asked questions about this decision-making process; so what better time than now to address the important issues and questions a...

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By Dr. Gary Borgman Recognizing and assessing the severity of pain is a challenging and ongoing responsibility for pet owners and veterinarians.  Since animals can’t actually speak for themselves, we must rely upon subtle and not so subtle signs and symptoms.  The American Animal...