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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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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The 4 Vaccine Packages that Keep Your Cat Healthy

VIP Petcare has compiled the most important vaccinations for your cat into affordable and convenient packages. Protection should start early for kittens and boosters should be given annually for adult cats. Our veterinarians will work with you to get your pet exactly the health care he or she needs. Here is a basic rundown of

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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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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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