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Heartworm Disease Affects Dogs and Cats

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects dogs, cats, and up to 30 other species of mammals. It is caused by parasitic worms living in the heart and the major vessels of the lungs. The scientific name for the heartworm is Dirofilaria immitis. Although heartworm disease is virtually 100% preventable, many dogs […]

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Heartworm Disease in our area

Every three years, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) gathers data on heartworm testing to understand the impact heartworm is having nationwide, as well as in specific regions. Testing data from thousands of veterinary practices and shelters is used to create a detailed map showing the average number of heartworm-positive cases per clinic. 46 reported HW positive […]

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Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease in dogs is almost as common as it is in humans, but unlike people, smoking and a fatty diet are not risk factors. The most common form of heart disease in dogs is valvular disease, which primarily affects small breed dogs over 5 years of age and makes up 70-75% of heart disease […]

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Healthy Heart Month

February is American Heart Month for people AND pets. Each year, heart-related conditions such as congestive heart failure, heartworm, and heart murmurs affect our furry family members in a big way. While many pets are at risk of heart disease based on breed, age, or size, there is hope; simple lifestyle changes can lower the risk […]

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Living with Parasites!

Dogs and cats are not just pets. They are treated like members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infested with an internal parasite at some point in its […]

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National Puppy Day

Prepare yourselves for an overdose of cuteness, because March 23rd is National Puppy Day! Established in 2006, National Puppy Day is a paw-some day for all dog enthusiasts to celebrate puppies’ unconditional love and fawn over the undeniably cute furballs that bring so much joy into this world. While we’re all softies when it comes […]

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Poison Prevention Week – Essential Oils

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the concentrated liquids (volatile organic compounds) of plants. They are also used in cleaning products, food and drink flavorings, herbal remedies, perfumes, personal care products, and liquid potpourris used as home air fresheners and fragrances. With more Americans incorporating these products into their everyday lives, a new conversation […]

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