How to Give A Flea Bath

No, we’re not talking about giving a bath to a flea.  But if you find fleas on your dog, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is get rid of them. If your dog is on an effective flea control medication, then …

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Treating a Flea Infestation

Getting rid of fleas is a difficult process due to the long lifecycle of a flea. Moderate to severe infestations will take months to control and require a four-step process for complete elimination: Sanitation. Thoroughly clean areas where fleas frequently breed. …

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Preventing Fleas

Like any pet owner, you want to keep fleas and ticks from bothering your pet and moving into your home.  The best way to prevent a flea infestation is to stop it before it can start! It takes 2-3 months to get rid of …

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Doctor Doswell Honored at FVMA Conference

During March 17-20th, Dr. Godwin, Dr. Young, Dr. Haig and Dr. Doswell attended the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.   While at the Conference, Dr. Doswell received two awards.  First, she was recognized for graduating from the …

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Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease

The pet food business is big these days, as you can tell from the amount of advertising that you see regarding pet foods.  But just like anything else, some of that marketing is hype, without any science behind it.  One …

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Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heart disease doesn’t necessarily mean one specific type of condition but encompasses a wide range of heart-related problems that can affect your cat or dog. While there are several heart diseases that your cat or dog can contract or develop, …

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Feline Oral Health

Nearly 90 percent of cats develop dental problems over their lifetime. Just like us, they can develop plaque build-up, tartar, gum disease, foul breath, infection, and abscesses, all of which can lead to pain and tooth loss. However, with proper …

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Bye-Bye, Baby Teeth

Like people, our canine pets have two sets of teeth in their lives. Dogs have 28 deciduous teeth (also known as baby or puppy teeth) and 42 permanent (adult) teeth. Puppies are born without any visible teeth. Their deciduous teeth …

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