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Heatstroke in Dog and Cats

By hashadmin / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition suffered when a pet is unable to lower its body temperature. Cells in the body become damaged when the core body temperature reaches anywhere between 41°C and 43°C. Heatstroke is most common in dogs but can also occur in cats and can happen whenever a pet gets severely overheated. Among…

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Intestinal Parasites in Dogs and Cats

By hashadmin / July 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Signs of parasites can vary depending on the type of parasite involved, the number of worms and the age and health status of the pet. Signs can vary from none to any of the following: constipation, diarrhea, flatulence (passing gas), lethargy, pale gums, poor growth rate in puppies and kittens, a potbellied appearance, scooting on…

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

By hashadmin / June 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lyme disease is one of a number of frustratingly common tick-borne diseases that are regarded by both veterinarians and human physicians as stubborn, insidious, and just plain problematic in a number of ways. An infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick and can affect…

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Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

By hashadmin / May 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the Ehrlichia family. Several species of the Ehrlichia bacteria are known to exist, some of which can infect humans. Ehrlichiosis (whether it occurs in dogs or humans) is transmitted through the bite of a tick, most typically the brown dog tick. How It’s Spread Three tick species…

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Canine Heartworm Testing

By hashadmin / April 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects dogs, cats, and up to 30 other species of animals. It is caused by parasitic worms (heartworms) living in the major blood vessels of the lungs and, occasionally, in the heart. These worms are transmitted (as microscopic larvae) through the bite of an infected…

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Fleas: What You Need to Know

By hashadmin / April 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Fleas are everywhere. Even the cleanest, most pampered pets can get fleas and once inside your home, fleas can spread rapidly. Depending on where you live, the risk of flea infestation diminishes somewhat in colder months because freezing temperatures kill off many outdoor pests, but infestation remains a year-round concern as there are many warm…

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Facts to Know About Heartworm Disease

By hashadmin / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that can affect dogs and cats. It’s caused by parasitic worms that can live in the heart, lungs and related blood vessels, and it’s spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. However, the disease is generally preventable and there are measures you can take to help protect…

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MARCH IS NATIONAL TICK AWARENESS MONTH

By hashadmin / March 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

When temperatures rise, pets tend to spend more time outside, either relaxing in the sunshine, taking long walks or playing. While the fresh air and exercise are great for them (and you!), it’s important to be aware of some outdoor risks — specifically, bugs and parasites that can bite your pet and make him sick.…

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Can I Stop My Cat From Scratching My Sofa?

By hashadmin / March 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Cats scratch furniture for a number of reasons. Scratching is a good form of exercise for them. They get to stretch out their bodies and extend and retract their nails. When they scratch, the movements help remove the outer nail sheaths. Cats also scratch to leave visual and olfactory (scent) markers. Their interdigital glands, which…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth and Gums Healthy for Life

By hashadmin / February 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

The bacteria from periodontal disease can spread to other organs and cause illnesses. More than 70 percent of cats and dogs over four years old are affected by periodontal disease — you don’t want your four-legged companion to become part of that alarming statistic. Here are five steps to help your pet’s teeth and gums…

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