The Importance of Full-Year Tick, Flea, and Heartworm Disease Protection for Your Dog

The Importance of Full-Year Tick, Flea, and Heartworm Disease Protection for Your Dog

Credit: Zoetis, Dr. Clair Walther   Did you know that parasites are threats to your dog all year long? Despite the common belief that ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are only active in warmer months, these pests can cause big problems for your dog at any time during the year. They are not only a nuisance, but they can transmit diseases to your dog. The best […]

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Caring for Your Heartworm-Positive Dog

Caring for Your Heartworm-Positive Dog

Credit: Dr. Claire Walther Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by up to foot-long worms that live in and cause damage within the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of unprotected mammals. Unfortunately, dogs are natural hosts for heartworm disease, leaving them highly susceptible to infection. This means it’s easy for heartworms to grow into adults, mate, and produce offspring, which can […]

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Protect Your Dog in Autumn Weather

As vacations and summer travel come to an end, so do a lot of outdoor activities like going to the beach or lake with your dog. But with cooler weather comes new activities to enjoy with your best friend like hiking, hunting and biking. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that summer pests and diseases continue and may even increase through autumn and winter. Changing climates, urbanization of rural areas, suburban and rural residences all result in regional and […]

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