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Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A … Read More »

Does Your Cat Have a Cold?

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Did you know that our feline friends can get their own version of colds or flus? In many cases, cats just feel a bit stuffy and tired for a few days, and then recover on their own. However, kitty colds can develop into upper respiratory infections, or URIs. These can be extremely dangerous! Senior cats … Read More »

Key Vaccinations for Dogs

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One very important part of dog ownership is making sure your dog stays up to date on his vaccinations. This is actually required by law in many places, and with good reason. Vaccinations help build your pup’s immune system, protecting him from dangerous and deadly diseases. They also help curb the spread of infectious disease. … Read More »

Heavy rainfall means an increase in Leptospirosis cases

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PETS- keep your pet vaccinated against LEPTOSPIROSIS, which can lead to kidney disease in both dogs and people. Previous veterinary research shows a high increase in incidence of LEPTOSPIROSIS after a hurricane or heavy rainfall. Leptospirosis is a disease that our pets can acquire when they come into contact with the organism, … Read More »

Maintain your pet’s heartworm prevention!

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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR YOUR PETS- keep your pet on heartworm prevention every 30 days! There has been research in areas affected by hurricanes where the incidence of heartworm disease greatly increased in pets due to the influx of mosquitos. As you can see, we are currently experiencing a large influx of mosquitos that are very … Read More »

Caring for a Dog With Arthritis

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Is your dog slowing down due to old age? Does Fido seem stiff and sore lately? Just like people, dogs often develop certain ailments in their golden years. Arthritis is one of the most common ones. While this painful condition can’t be cured, there are a lot of things you can do to keep your … Read More »

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