Pet Travel Checklist for Road Trips, Hotel and Home Stays

Load up! Your road trip has finally arrived and even your pets can feel the excitement. If you plan to spend some time in the car this summer and stay at a pet-friendly hotel or pet-friendly home, we’ve got the information you need to be fully prepared. Service animals are almost always exempt from hotel

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Common and Effective Tick Preventives for Your Pet

Ticks! Fleas! Oh my! With pet ownership comes the presence of these little pests. They are a reality, but you can prevent them affecting your pet! Without appropriate prevention, tick (and fleas) can become a real nuisance and cause some real problems for your pet’s health. Ticks pester your pet by ‘hitching a ride’ on

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How dogs are affected by tick-borne diseases in your region

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) provides great data each year on how tick-borne diseases impact dogs in each region of the United States. The data is broken out by the most common tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. Each of these diseases is passed along by different tick species, and one may

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What does heartworm disease look like in your region?

The Companion Animal Parasite Council provides great data each year on how heartworm impacts dogs in each region of the United States. Highest risk areas are featured in a deep orange color, where areas with less risk have a lighter orange color. It’s important to note this map clearly shows that heartworm disease is found

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The 4 Vaccine Packages that Keep Your Cat Healthy

VIP Petcare has compiled the most important vaccinations for your cat into affordable and convenient packages. Protection should start early for kittens and boosters should be given annually for adult cats. Our veterinarians will work with you to get your pet exactly the health care he or she needs. Here is a basic rundown of

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