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Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Disease       What is Heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is caused by a parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis and primarily occurs in canines, but can occur in other animals, like felines. As the namesake alludes to, this parasitic invasion lives most...

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks & Lyme Disease     What are ticks? Ticks, ectoparasites, reside on the outside of their host. While ticks inhabit the animal's exterior, they embed their mouthparts into the skin and secrete a sticky, glue-like substance to attach themselves. Once attached,...

Cherry Eye in Dogs

Cherry Eye in Dogs     Cherry eye, also known as "prolapse of the third eyelid gland" is a condition that primarily affects dogs, although it can occur in other animals as well. This condition occurs when the gland of the third eyelid, located in the inner corner...

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Owning a pet can be expensive. Just the food, regular checkups and miscellaneous everyday costs can be a strain on your wallet. But if the unfortunate event arises that your pet needs emergency or life saving veterinary care, the financial strain can be a...

Nail Trimming Tips

Nail trimming is a crucial, and frequently stressful, part of your pet’s care.  There are a few things you can try to make things a little easier on both yourself and your pet. Tools Make sure you have the right tools.  If the nail clippers aren’t big enough, you may...

Dog bite prevention

Preventing Dog Bites Dogs can bite.  That is a fact.  There are things you can do to reduce the chances that your dog will bite someone, as well as steps you can take to keep someone else’s dog from biting you. Large dogs get a bad rap here.  If you ask a groomer,...

Bloat and GDV in Dogs

Understanding Bloat: A Life Threatening Condition for Your Dog   Typically, when we hear the word bloat, we often think of an icky, inconvenience we feel after we eat too much, too quickly. When it comes to our canine companions however, bloat is not a simple, minor...

Ear Mites in Cats and dogs

  Cat owners know the joy of having these furry feline friends in their lives. However, cats can suffer from various health issues, one of which is ear mites. Ear mites are a common problem among cats, causing discomfort and irritation. In this blog, we'll...

Identifying Pet’s Illnesses

How to Identifying Pet's Illnesses   When our furry loved ones are feeling under the weather, it can be challenging to for us to detect this. After all, they cannot just simply tell us they are unwell. It is important therefore for pet owners to diligently monitor for...

Owning a Pet Bird

Owning a Bird: What You Need to Know   Birds can be wonderful pets; their beautiful colors, cheerful melodies and quirky personalities are just a few reasons why people are drawn to an avian companion. Before purchasing or adopting a bird though, there are a few...