4 Reasons Why You Should Vaccinate Your Indoor Cat

So, you have an indoor cat. That means your cat should be safe from parasites and other issues, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. While indoor cats can be less vulnerable to certain parasites and pet diseases, it’s still entirely possible for an indoor cat to contract a disease or parasite. Plus, there are plenty

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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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4 Medications to Help Prevent Heartworm Disease in Your Pet

To help understand how to prevent heartworm disease, it’s helpful to know the origins of heartworm disease. It all starts with the bite of a mosquito. The baby heartworms, also known as microfilaria, circulate in the bloodstream and a mosquito will bite an infected pet and then transfer the heartworms to a susceptible pet. After

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10 Signs of Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza, or Dog Flu, is a contagious disease affecting a dog’s respiratory system. The disease is caused by specific influenza viruses known to infect dogs. There are two main, widespread strains of canine influenza viruses; H3N8 and H3N2. Canine influenza viruses (CIV) have never been proven to be transmissible to humans, but it’s always

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How Does Heartworm Affect Your Dog or Your Cat?

Heartworm affects dogs and cats differently. Read more to understand how heartworm is contracted and signs of heartworm. Heartworm in Dogs: When a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, the microfilariae is deposited in a tiny drop of mosquito saliva adjacent to the mosquito bite. Once in the bloodstream of the new host, the

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Distemper is 100% Preventable with Annual Vaccinations

A recent Distemper outbreak at a St. Louis rescue organization has caused hundreds of dogs to become very ill. This is heartbreaking and is a sad reminder of the importance of annual vaccinations. What is Distemper Distemper is a virus which is spread through the air and by contact (bowls, bedding, etc) with an infected

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Canine Vaccination Packages at VIP Petcare

Annual vaccinations are an important part of your dog or catʼs healthcare routine. You are likely already aware of the comprehensive vaccination packages we offer to keep your pet healthy year-round, and we want to help you learn more about why these are so critically important to the health of your pet. What you will

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