Over the last few years, ticks have migrated across the country and their numbers are increasing. Ticks pose a true health threat to people and pets across the country at this point. Ticks are not only lurking during the warm summertime months but are also being found as the temperatures become colder.
The Plague previously referred to as the Bubonic Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. This bacterium is transmitted through a flea bite. Both people and pets, especially cats are susceptible. The death rate risk in humans is quite high at 8-10%. Pet owners at increased risk are those living near wildlife.
For those lucky enough to start out with a new puppy on day 1, taking a few steps today helps to ensure that the next 15-20 years will be a success for both of you. Avoid impulses, do your homework and plan to spend plenty of time getting your little bundle of joy prepared for…
Pet Flea & Tick. In our on-going war against parasites, “spot-on” medications have vanquished billions of blood thirsty fleas. But, along the way thousands of pets have suffered significant, even deadly, adverse reactions.
As summer time and warmer weather approaches, Ticks often become an issue for many pets and their people. Ticks can infect your dog with Lyme disease
About 14 percent of the U.S. population is infected with Toxocara, or internal roundworms, contracted from dogs and cats. That’s according to the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
DETERMINING WHAT IS NORMAL It is important that you be able to assess your pet’s physical condition in order to evaluate his needs
The inside lining of the ear is normally smooth with a small amount of wax buildup. Many problems can cause the ears to be irritated, inflamed and/or infected. Any of these causes left untreated can lead to more complicated problems, including middle and inner ear damage and hearing loss. Most cats let you know that…
There are ten tick borne diseases recognized in the United States. Three were identified in the last 25 years:
Zoonotic diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. The best way to avoid Zoonoses is to make sure your pet is healthy: