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Ringworm in dogs and cats

Ringworm in pets. While the name may suggest a worm infestation, ringworm is actually a fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals. Join us as we delve into the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this pesky condition to help keep your...

Tapeworm in Pets

Tapeworms in Dogs and Cats   Dipylidium caninum is the most common tapeworm infestation in  urban dogs and cats who have restricted access to natural prey. Cats can acquire Taenia taeniaeformis from infected indoor or outdoor mice and rats. Dogs who have access...

Canine Heartworm

Dog Heartworm: What is the heartworm? Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is a large worm - the adult worm can be up to 14 inches long lives in the right side of the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected dog. Dogs acquire heartworm infection through bites from...

Canine Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Problem in Dog. Is My Dog Fat? Hypothyroidism in Dogs The thyroid gland, a vital hormone gland located in the neck, produces hormones that play a major role in metabolism, growth, and body development. Moreover, dogs with thyroid problems typically have low...

Caring for Wrinkly Dog

How to care for Wrinkly Dogs? Humans may wrinkle as they age, but there are some breeds of dogs that are born that way.  Some, like Pugs, keep most of their wrinkles around the face.  Others, like the Shar-Pei, can have wrinkles over their entire bodies.  There are...

Caring For Pet’s Ears

Caring For Your Pet’s Ears Our pet’s ears can be an ideal dwelling for infectious bacteria or mites. Whether floppy or upright, belonging to a feline or canine, it is important to monitor your pet’s ears, and know how to spot signs of trouble. What Should I Be Looking...

Goopy Eyes in Pets

Goopy or Teary Eyes in Pets Just like people, dogs can have eye discharge.  It can be thick or watery, sometimes it’s just in the morning, and sometimes it’s breed-related.  Sometimes it’s completely harmless, but sometimes it’s a symptom of a medical condition....

Holiday Hazards for pets

Holiday Hazards for Pets   For many people, winter is a time of holidays, parties and family get-togethers.  It’s only fair to include your pet.  There are some unique challenges that come with the cold weather, and a holiday party can create hazards for your pet....

New Pet Vaccines

New Pet Vaccination. What Vaccines Does My Pet Need? Vaccinating you pet can seem like a worrisome choice. Common concerns often surround vaccine reactions, and if the benefits outweigh the risks.  While some vaccines may be appropriate to opt of for your pet, there...

Care for New Pet

How to Care for Your New Puppy or Kitten     Congratulations on the new addition to your family! You may be asking yourself, “now what?”   Here are some recommendations on what to do next as you welcome a new pet into your family.   Diet and Nutrition  Puppy &...