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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It’s Pet Anxiety Awareness Week!

June 25-July 1 is Pet Anxiety Awareness week, just in time for a very busy summer weekend. Just like humans, pets also experience fear, anxiety and stress (FAS). With Fourth of July festivities just around the corner, it’s important to remember that your pet may be extra sensitive to the sounds of fireworks and other

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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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Halloween Tips for Your Pets!

It’s a spooky time of year, and our pets want to join in the fun, too! While we get excited about disguising our pet in fun costumes, here are some things to keep in mind as Halloween festivities approach. 1. Candy is not to share with your furry friends. This one likely seems very obvious

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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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