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Are You Preventing Heartworm Disease?

With spring and warmer weather upon us, mosquitoes will be making their appearance anytime. Heartworms are transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. This is a major health concern for your pet! Signs of heartworm disease include: coughing, difficulty breathing, panting, decreased exercise tolerance or even sudden death. Pets may not show signs until … Continue reading Are You Preventing Heartworm Disease?

Muzzle is Not a Dirty Word

Sometimes when asked how work is going, I answer, “Not too bad. I still have all ten fingers.” It’s my poor attempt at a joke, but I’ve realized that a lot of people unfamiliar with veterinary medicine ask if that’s really a risk of the job. Although we have countless wonderful pets that walk through … Continue reading Muzzle is Not a Dirty Word

Winter & Fleas

Think the flea threat is over with cold weather approaching –- think again! With winter coming and colder temperatures with it, many fleas will die off. Once temperatures drop below 37 degrees Fahrenheit fleas start to freeze, but it can take up to 10 consecutive days of temperatures below 37 degree before fleas outside die. … Continue reading Winter & Fleas

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Can Help Your Pets, Too!

The ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research is everywhere, but did you know it can help your pets too? ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a degenerative neuropathy that causes human patients to lose their ability to use their muscles to move.  Dogs can suffer from a similar nervous system disease called canine … Continue reading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Can Help Your Pets, Too!

Intestinal Parasites: What’s Lurking In Your Yard?

There are three common intestinal parasites that not only infect your dog or cat, but can also infect you and your family. Those parasites are roundworms, hookworms and giardia and they are found in sandboxes, soil, grass, and water. The parasites are released through an animal’s feces and the eggs can live in the environment … Continue reading Intestinal Parasites: What’s Lurking In Your Yard?