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Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

By hashadmin / November 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

What Is a Chronic Ear Infection? Ear infections are usually secondary to inflammation of the external ear canals (the tube-shaped part of the ear visible under the ear flap). Inflammation of the canals leads to the reproduction of normal bacteria and yeast that live in the ear to the point where the body is unable…

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How to Keep Pets Safe From Cold-Weather Hazards

By hashadmin / November 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Cool, crisp weather brings the potential for new toxins for your pets to encounter. Let’s briefly review some of the seasonal risks you need to be aware of in order to keep your pets safe. Rodenticides As the weather cools down, vegetation dies off and crops are harvested, mice and rats will often come inside…

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Halloween Safety Tips For Pets

By hashadmin / October 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Halloween is here, and though you might get a kick out of the adorable witches and ghosts who come trick-or-treating to your door, your dog or cat may not be as thrilled. Don’t let October 31 become you and your pet’s worst nightmare. No one wants to spend Halloween night looking for an escape artist…

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By hashadmin / October 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Giardiasis is a diarrheal disease that can affect many species: dogs, cats, and even humans. It’s caused by Giardia, a single-celled parasite that attacks the gastrointestinal tract of infected animals. Among experts, there is some question about the number of Giardia subtypes that can cause disease in animals and the potential of these subtypes to…

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Microchipping Your Pet

By hashadmin / October 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Why Microchip? It is recommended that you identify your pet even if you don’t plan to let him or her go outside. Even “indoor” pets can get out by accident, and many lost pets are never returned to their owners because they have no identification. Collars and tags are popular, effective methods of identification, but…

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Thanksgiving Dinner With Pets: Things to keep in mind

By hashadmin / October 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Hosting Thanksgiving dinner as a pet owner can come with its own unique set of concerns: How do I keep the dog from swiping the turkey off the counter before it’s served? Luckily, here are 5 Thanksgiving dinner tips for dogs and cats below. After all, Thanksgiving should be a day to safely enjoy…

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Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

By hashadmin / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

What Are Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus? Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is contagious among cats. Unlike many other viruses that enter specific cells in the body and destroy them, FeLV enters certain cells in a cat’s body and changes the cells’ genetic characteristics. This permits FeLV to continue reproducing within the cat each…

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Marijuana and Dogs and Cats: A Risky Combination

By hashadmin / August 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sedation or Agitation The most common side effects of marijuana intoxication are “drunkenness” (with pets appearing impaired and uncoordinated), sedation and urinary incontinence. THC and other cannabinoids affect the central nervous system, causing disruption of normal movement and behavior. However, about 25 percent of pets who ingest THCbecome stimulated instead — with agitation, vocalization and high heart rates…

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Leptospirosis Vaccine for Dogs

By hashadmin / August 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Leptospirosis is a potentially serious disease caused by the bacterium Leptospira interrogans. It affects dogs but can also infect a wide variety of domestic and wild animals as well as humans. The organism is usually spread through infected urine, but contaminated water or soil, reproductive secretions, and even consumption of infected tissues can also transmit…

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Conjunctivitis in dogs and cats

By hashadmin / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dogs and cats alike can be affected by conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the inner eyelids and white part of the eyes that sometimes accompanies a respiratory infection or eye injury. It can also be brought on by airborne irritants, dry eye, or a more serious illness such as canine distemper or feline…

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