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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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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Pet Travel Checklist for Road Trips, Hotel and Home Stays

Load up! Your road trip has finally arrived and even your pets can feel the excitement. If you plan to spend some time in the car this summer and stay at a pet-friendly hotel or pet-friendly home, we’ve got the information you need to be fully prepared. Service animals are almost always exempt from hotel

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Questions about the Canine Rattlesnake Vaccine Answered

With winter coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about what summer brings in certain parts of the country – rattlesnakes! It’s never too early to start planning your dog’s protection against those snakes and we’ve got the answers to some of your most common questions. Are rattlesnake bites fatal for dogs? Yes,

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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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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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