September 18, 2013
by Kat Sherbo
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One in 200 Dogs Gets Heartworm Every Year — You Can Prevent It

Heartworms are worm-like parasites that grow inside dogs and cats, and can reach up to a foot in length inside a pet. Gross! These parasites are transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause extreme health issues, which may lead to death. Embed … Continue reading

August 9, 2013
by Sam Bourne
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New Evidence of Medication-Resistant Heartworm

Recent studies show that a strain of heartworm has developed that appears resistant to preventative medications. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has identified strains of heartworm in the Mississippi Delta region that appear in dogs who have been taking … Continue reading

May 10, 2013
by Ryan Gellis
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Your Dog Heals Your Heart in More Ways than One

It’s Good To Be A Pet Parent “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease,” says Glenn N. Levine, a professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This past Thursday the American … Continue reading

May 6, 2013
by Kat Sherbo
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Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Get Informed All Month Long

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, which is fitting because flea and tick season has begun! That means ticks are out and about already this year, and you and your pets could contract Lyme. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is … Continue reading

May 2, 2013
by Kat Sherbo
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3 Easy — and Essential — Steps to Dog Weight Management

Pudgy puppies can be cute, but pet parents beware, overweight dogs are at a much higher risk for serious health issues. Did you know that around 93 million cats and dogs in the US are overweight or obese, according to the Association … Continue reading