It’s Adopt a Cat month and we are focusing our blog posts on cat wellness care this June. When it comes to protecting cats from dangerous parasites, we as pet owners all have a role to play. Whether our cats live indoors or outdoors, they are all at risk for internal (stomach and small intestine)
Read on to learn VIP Petcare’s tips for summer fun! 10. Lots of toys! Your pets can get bored in the backyard or at home all day while you are out and about. Make sure they have lots of toys to keep them occupied until you get home. 9. Keep Fido Cool! Utilize the very
We stumbled across this great article about an increase in mosquito populations this year. If you are in an area with marshes and wetlands, take special care to protect you and your pet from exposure. Read the full story here: http://www.msmosquito.com/
The threat of Lyme disease is on high alert this year in all 50 states and in more than 60 other countries. The disease occurs when ticks infected by the Lyme Disease bacterium bite a pet (or a human) and transmit the pathogen into the body. Different regions carry different tick species and the possibility
For a variety of reasons, even in regions of the country where winters are cold or the climate is dry, the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round Heartworm prevention. Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are fairly large worms (can grow up to 14 inches long) that, in adulthood, live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected
You may have heard about the recent outbreak of a new type of dog flu affecting pets across the country. This highly contagious and, in some cases, potentially serious respiratory infection is called canine influenza virus H3N2, or CIV H3N2 for short. This flu is similar to another strain, H3N8, that has already affected dogs
At VIP Petcare, we provide high quality wellness and preventative veterinary care for pets. But what does preventative care really mean? Preventative care consists of a combination of practices you can implement at home and services your veterinarian can provide to help prevent disease and increase the life of your beloved pet. Sounds great, right?