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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How do I know if my pet has a tick-borne disease?

As pet owners we have a responsibility to know when our pet is feeling healthy, and when they aren’t. Since pets can’t talk to us, they signal with their body language and it can be quite obvious when something is wrong. Tick-borne diseases have their own set of symptoms to look for and a blood

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14 Signs and Symptoms of Feline Distemper, Herpesvirus and Calcivirus

Depending on your pet it can be easy or difficult to tell when something is wrong with their health. Luckily, there are signs and symptoms of common diseases that can give you clues and alert you when to seek advice from your veterinarian. There are some signs and symptoms to look out for in a

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4 Things You Need to Know About Heartworm Disease

At VIP Petcare, our mission is to make keeping your pet healthy simple. Our community pet clinics offer convenient, affordable care for cats and dogs. One of the most common preventive treatments we provide is heartworm protection and for good reason. Heartworm is a common and potentially dangerous problem for both cats and dogs. But

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How does Heartworm Disease affect dogs?

When it comes to heartworm disease, dogs are more at risk for contracting the disease than cats. In fact, the process by which a cat becomes heartworm positive is very different than in dogs, but we’ll discuss that in another blog post. According to the American Heartworm Society, the main difference for dogs is that

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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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Can My Cat Really Contract Leukemia?

In addition to common feline diseases such as distemper, herpesvirus and calcivirus, feline leukemia (FeLV) is another serious disease to understand. While we normally associate leukemia with a blood cancer, it’s not the same for cats. FeLV is actually a viral infection that can suppress a cat’s immune system and leave them vulnerable to bacterial,

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