What dog owners need to know about bordetella

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to understanding the various cold viruses your dog can contract, especially when the symptoms are so similar. You may have heard of something called “Kennel Cough,” which is the name to describe highly contagious respiratory infections spread among dogs. It is commonly passed from dogs living in

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One cold virus to keep your pet safe against, Canine parainfluenza

Don’t let your pet get a cold this season! You may not know it, but dogs can catch “colds” just like humans, and while humans cannot transmit cold symptoms to their pets, dogs can contract “colds” from other dogs. As with humans, each virus has its own set of symptoms, and we’re here to help

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Pet Boarding Reminders For Holiday Travel

6 Helpful Tips for Travelers New to Boarding a Pet Depending on how you spend your holidays it may mean staying at home or traveling to visit family. Sometimes it’s better to save your pet the hassle of being in the car or on a plane for long periods of time, and while some of

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Does My Pet Need Heartworm, Flea And Tick Protection In The Winter Months?

It is a common myth that the cold, winter months mean your pets are out of harm’s way from heartworm disease, fleas, and ticks. The reality is these pests remain a threat to your pet any time of year and can survive and thrive in cold temperatures. While mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks don’t lead to

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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 Pets Contract Lyme Disease

Just as you probably thought, pets can contract Lyme disease the same way humans do; from the bite of a tick infected with the Lyme bacteria. Each region carries different tick species and different climates affect the overall risk. Ticks are like little vampires – they ‘vant to suck your blood’! They literally live by

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What are the most common tick-borne diseases in pets?

Let’s face it, ticks are nasty little pests that are on a mission to hurt our pets. Spring and summer are the busiest times for tick activity (although ticks are a risk year-round) and they will not hold back on trying to find a host on which to feed. Not only are ticks a nuisance

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