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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…