Pet Health

What Is Heartworm, And What Are The Symptoms?

What Is Heartworm, And What Are The Symptoms?

Most dog owners are familiar with the threat of heartworm in the U.S. and give their pooches a monthly preventative “heartworm treat” to keep them from getting heartworm disease. Do you understand where heartworm comes from or the symptoms to look for if your dog is infected? During National Heartworm Awareness Month this month, take the opportunity to learn more…

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Lyme Disease: Symptoms to Look for in Dogs

Lyme Disease: Symptoms to Look for in Dogs

After a cold, snowy winter being cooped up indoors, your pets are itching to stretch their legs and run around outside for some exercise and adventure. Similarly, young, poppy seed-sized deer ticks called nymphs that have been growing and lying dormant all winter are now active, hungry and seeking a host. Before you let your dog roam around in tall…

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Trick or Treat? How Bad is Chocolate Actually For Your Dog?

Trick or Treat? How Bad is Chocolate Actually For Your Dog?

With Halloween right around the corner, you may have a stash of Halloween candy hidden from your kids (and yourself) around the house to hand out to trick-or-treaters! While overindulging in Halloween chocolate may bring on a sickly stomach ache in humans, these sweet treats are especially toxic for dogs. With kids eating sweets by the bowl-full and an influx…

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Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog

Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog

Dogs make the best workout buddies! They never complain or cancel on you last minute, and as creatures of habit they will hold you accountable for getting outdoors and stretching your legs. And, their energy is contagious: studies show that canine owners are 34% more likely to get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week than folks who do…

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