Why Heartworm Pills are SO Important

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you bring your dog in for his annual check-up, do you ever wonder why we insist on heartworm testing and then sending you home with heartworm pills? As the name implies, heartworms are parasitic worms that live and grow in the heart and lungs of your dog. Heartworms are passed in the larvae stage to your dog through the bite of a mosquito. Think about how many times you are bitten by a mosquitoes on a single summer night, your dog gets bitten just as much. Each of those bites have the possibility of infecting...

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It’s flea and tick season!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The warm weather gives rise to fleas and ticks outside. Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that cause your pet to be extremely uncomfortable and itchy. Flea infestations on kittens and puppies can lead to severe anemia and death. They spread easily from one pet to another causing a household infestation that is extremely difficult to control. Ticks are also blood-sucking parasites that can infect your pet with various tick-borne infections, the most known being Lyme disease. Lyme disease in dogs can cause chronic...

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