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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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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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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Why are some feline vaccines packaged?

We work hard to provide pets with the most comprehensive health care you can find. Our Medical Board carefully puts our packages together to ensure your cat receives the most important all around care. We bundle the most important vaccines into convenient, affordable packages to make it easy for you to choose the best protection

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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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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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Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

Vaccinations are an important part of your dog’s or catʼs healthcare routine. At VIP Petcare, we believe ongoing vaccinations throughout the life of your pet are critical to its health and happiness. Cats and dogs need regular vaccinations to prevent diseases than can shorten their life. Our staff is knowledgeable and educated about what vaccines

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