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Common Cat Skin Problems

Skin disorders are common in cats. They can be caused by parasites such as fleas or mites, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, stress, injury, or more rarely, by hormonal imbalances. Here are some common skin conditions commonly found in felines: Abscess: A painful collection of pus at the site of a bite or puncture wound. Abscesses form […]

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Breeds Prone to Skin Problems

While we are blessed with the pets in our lives, we also encounter problems with our pets that can be sad and/or frustrating. I refer, of course, to allergies and other skin disorders. Our dogs sometimes scratch and shed, and get ugly scars or hairless patches on their skin. All dogs scratch. But when dogs […]

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Allergic Dermatitis

What is Allergic Dermatitis? The basic definition of this common skin problem is a predisposition to develop itchy skin following exposure to substances that are usually harmless, but have triggered an immune system response. Two of the most common offenders are dust mites and pollen, which are incredibly difficult for pets to avoid, since dust mites are […]

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Myths from Facts about Heartworm Disease

Myth: Heartworm is not in all states. Fact: This is not true. Cases of heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 U.S. states. Get your pet tested and take preventative measures to protect them. Myth: Heartworms are contagious. Fact: The disease is not directly contagious.  It cannot be passed directly from one animal to another or to humans. Heartworms are […]

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal disease caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected dogs, cats and ferrets. It causes severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Mosquitos spread the disease. When a […]

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Recommended Dental Food and Treats

Dental care for your pet may be more important than you think. The accumulation of bacteria laden plaque above the gum line can lead to long term oral health issues. Recent studies have demonstrated there is an association between oral health issues and systemic general health issues affecting the kidney, heart and metabolic systems. Here are […]

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Dental Health Month

February is Dental Health Month, which means it’s time to lavish some attention on your pet’s teeth. It’s important to take proper care of canine and feline teeth, because if left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup can progress to painful periodontal disease. The bacteria from periodontal disease can spread to other organs and cause illnesses. More than […]

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