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Natural Ways To Prevent Ticks And Fleas

Now that people have realised that this planet of ours has been polluted by the chemicals contained in the daily products we use, it’s time to find other natural options to protect our pets from ticks, fleas and other pests. I’ll cover heartworm prevention another day. Today I’ll provide you with natural choices to fight … Read more…

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Tips On Prevention And Removal Of Dog Ticks

Dog ticks are parasites that feed on blood belonging to their hosts. They can spread different diseases to people and dogs. Prevention is the ideal way to stop them causing any harm but it’s just as important to spot and remove them as quickly as you can. If you live in a place that’s a … Read more…

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You Must Vaccinate Your Dog

The need for vaccinations for dogs is a highly controversial topic. Many question if some should be done and also the timeframe for doing them. You need to speak to your vet about your dog because it’s sometimes an individual choice. In 2003, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) published their controversial recommendations for vaccinations. … Read more…

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How Safe Are Veterinary Antiparasitic Drugs For Dogs?

If antiparasitic drugs aren’t used the correct way, they can harm dogs. Dogs are mammals, and are physically quite similar to people. Therefore Canines would have the same, or similar, reactions that people would have. When you talk about the safety of these drugs, there’s a clear distinction between tolerant and toxic. The toxic type … Read more…

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Heartworm Disease

An ounce of prevention is much better than a pound of cure Heartworm (aka (Dirofilaria immitis) used to be a parasite that only existed in southern climates. Today it’s a global problem that affects cats, dogs, foxes, coyotes, wolves and a few other animals. It was first discovered over 100 years ago in dogs and, … Read more…

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Canine Worms

Dogs often become infected with worms. Intestinal parasites can cause major health issues for your dog or puppy. Roundworm infestation is very common in puppies. Tapeworms are usually suspected of infecting your dog when infestations of fleas are a problem. You can see evidence of tapeworm without using a microscope. There are other types of worms that … Read more…

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Normal Aging and Expected Changes in Older (Senior, Geriatric) Dogs

As an animal’s body ages, it’s natural to expect there to be certain changes. The changes may not be identical in each species. For example, small breeds experience changes in their heart first whereas cats may first face issues with their kidneys. We can assist older animals in adapting to the changes in numerous ways … Read more…