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Four Ways to Help Protect Your Dog from Heartworm Disease

November 13, 2017 9:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All it takes is one mosquito bite. One bite from an infected mosquito, and your dog now has heartworms. Heartworms are parasitic worms that are transferred by mosquitoes and affect dogs, cats, and other mammals. These foot-long worms make their home inside the heart, lungs and arteries, causing serious and often fatal damage to your pet’s organs. Although your dog’s chance of getting heartworms is about 1 in 200, is that a risk you are willing to take? Heartworms are treatable, but treatment is often difficult and expensive, and there’s never a guarantee your dog will recover. Prevention, on the... View Article

Parvovirus in Puppies: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

November 13, 2017 9:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A new puppy brings a lot of fun, excitement and joy into your family, so the last thing you want to hear is that your puppy is sick. Unfortunately, puppies can be very susceptible to certain diseases, and one of the most common diseases with deadly consequences is parvovirus. Canine parvovirus (also known as CPV or “parvo”) is a highly contagious viral illness. Parvo infects your puppy’s gastrointestinal tracts, where it destroys cells and impairs absorption. In some cases, this can lead to death in young puppies. Puppies between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 months are the most... View Article