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What Are Hookworms and Toxocariasis?

What Are Hookworms and Toxocariasis?

Did you know that 1 in 36 dogs test positive in the US for Hookworms, and 1 in 23 cats test positive in the US for Roundworms? Iowa is a moderate risk state for both these infections. Learn more about these parasites below! Hookworms What are hookworms and what disease do they cause Hookworms are parasites that cause mild diarrhea…

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Do Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Humans?

Do Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Humans?

You may have heard somewhere that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans… but then you witness Fido eating his own feces, rummaging through the trash, and cleaning his canine genital areas. How can their mouths be cleaner than humans who regular take care of their dental hygiene through brushing and flossing? This is a question that we often hear when…

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Help your pet say “Cheese!”- The Importance of Dental Health

Help your pet say “Cheese!”- The Importance of Dental Health

When was the last time you gave any thought to your pet’s dental health? If it’s been a while—or maybe never—you’re not alone. Studies reveal that about two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care recommended by their veterinarians. That’s a big mistake. Even though pets don’t often get cavities, they are susceptible to periodontal or gum disease,…

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