Heartworm Disease in Dogs

With a cure that is nearly as deadly as the disease, infection with heartworm is something that all pet owners should prevent their dogs from acquiring. What is Heartworm Disease Heartworm disease is a build up of single celled ‘baby’ parasites in a dog’s blood due to an infection of adult parasites living in [...]

Common Dog Parasites

The following is a list of parasites that we routinely see infecting dogs.  Protect your dog against the following: External Parasites (found on the hair and skin of dogs) Fleas Found almost everywhere in the world, all dogs are at risk for flea infection.  Fleas not only cause skin disease, but typically transmit other serious [...]

Feline Heartworm Disease: 3 deadly truths

Feline heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. The good news is that it can be prevented with a monthly, chewable tablet called Revolution. Spread by Mosquitos Cats become infected with heartworm disease after being bitten by a mosquito carrying the disease.  Recently heartworm disease has spiked in New York due to [...]

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Protection against FeLV and FIV (Leukemia and Immunodeficiency Virus)

You’ve probably heard a great deal about something called FIV and FeLV from the rescue organization or breeder where you got your kitten.  We’ll explain these illnesses here and why it’s important to protect your cat against both. What is FeLV? Feline leukemia virus (feLV) is a retrovirus and cats infected with FeLV serve [...]

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