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Article by Dr. Mike Paul, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork
Salmonella is a wide-spread and very significant bacterial organism that affects many species of animals, including humans. It affects warm blooded as well as cold blooded animals. A member of the bacterial family, Enterobacteriaceae Salmonella is spread either directly or indirectly by fecal-oral contamination among individuals, and between species by means of ingestion of the organism in food or water or by contact with contaminated objects called fomites.1 Read more

5 Reasons You Should Take Lyme Disease Seriously

5 Reasons You Should Take Lyme Disease Seriously

Article By Paula Fitzsimmons | Featured on PetMD
You’re looking forward to a trip to the park with your canine companion. The weather is perfect, the greenery in full bloom, and your dog is staring at you, eagerly waiting to get out. Before leaving the house, keep in mind that, depending on where you live, both of you could be at risk of contracting Lyme disease.
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Finding Ticks on Your Dog: 5 Places to Look

Aricle By Lynne Miller | Found on Pet MD
You quickly run your hands along your dog’s head, back, and belly, and, finding no ticks, you think your job is done.
Actually, finding ticks on your dog is not so simple. These tiny bloodsuckers are good at playing hide-and-seek, particularly when their host is covered in thick, dark hair. Ticks can latch on to your furry friend and live in hiding, feasting on blood for several days at a time. Even dogs with flea and tick collars and other forms of protection can be targeted by these parasites. Read more

Why You Won’t See Your Dog’s Heartworm Symptoms, Until it’s Advanced

Article by Dr. Mike Paul, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Heartworm disease is caused by a mosquito transmitted parasite. If left untreated, it can be a debilitating disease and sometimes prove fatal. Pets infected with heartworms can be found in all states, in spite of the fact that very effective heartworm prevention products are available. The good news is that I’ve noticed more and more pet parents are wondering about the symptoms of heartworm disease. Unfortunately, most of the time you’re not going to see any, and here’s why:
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Found on PetMD | Written by Diana Bocco
Warm noses, eating grass, and dangerous foods—none of them mean exactly what you think they mean. Misconceptions about your pet’s health abound and some of them can actually harm your furry one if you aren’t able to differentiate truth from myth.
Here are six common myths about dog health that you may have fallen for in the past. Read more

Top 10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs

Article by Christine McLaughlin | DogTime

It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.” But it’s a stark reality for many. In fact, one in three dogs will develop cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Cancer occurs in both mixed breed and purebred dogs (depending on the cancer, some breeds like Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Boxers, Boston Terriers, and Golden Retrievers are considered at high risk). Canine cancer can happen at any age but most often it occurs in older dogs, which is partially because dogs are living longer due to modern, enhanced nutrition and veterinary care.

What Is Cancer?

But first it’s important to define cancer. Cancer is a disease where cells grow out of control, invade surrounding tissue, and can spread (metastasize). Just like in humans, cancer can take many forms in dogs. The disease can be localized (in one area) or generalized (spread throughout the body). Cancer is considered multifactorial, which means it has no known single cause but heredity and the environment are thought to be factors. Read more

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Puppies and Parvovirus

Article featured on Dog Time
“Parvo” is a word most puppy owners learn, and learn to dread. It’s short for canine parvovirus, the most common infectious dog disease in the U.S.
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Heartworm in Cats

Article featured in the American Heartworm Society

What is heartworm disease?

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10 Most Overlooked Aches and Pains in Cats

10 Most Overlooked Aches and Pains in Cats

BY Dr. Patty Khuly, VMD | Article Featured on VetStreet
If you’ve ever awoken to the soft pitter-patter of paws on your face, thrilled to the grace of a glorious sofa-to-loveseat leap or felt the telltale squish of a hairball beneath your bare feet, you’ll know that cats are special. So special, in fact, that they manage to bring their feline singularity to their expression of discomfort, too.
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Life Threatening Pancreatitis in Dogs

Life Threatening Pancreatitis In Dogs
Article Featured on Canine Epilepsy Guardian Angels
Pancreatitis in dogs is life threatening. Dogs that get Pancreatitis can die unless emergency vet care is started immediately when you see symptoms. We want you to be fully aware of what you can do to avoid Pancreatitis.
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