What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

Written by Dr. Melinda J. Mayfield-Davis, DVM, WCHP-AH | Featured on Vetericyn.com

Cats scratch and clean themselves all the time. You, as a normally distracted human being, probably don’t pay any more attention to their occasional itches than to their hairballs. But if you notice your animal companion is frequently scratching or continually grooming . . . → Read More: What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

Intestinal Parasites: The Squirm-Worthy Side of Living With Dogs

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

The woman dangled the plastic bag, pinched between the tips of her forefinger and thumb, at arm’s length over the clinic counter. “I agreed to a puppy, but I didn’t sign up for this,” she said dramatically. Through the clear plastic, I spotted roundworms wriggling in the stool sample.

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10 Facts About Ticks

Sure, we all know ticks are a nuisance, but do you really know what they are and what they can do? Here are 10 facts about ticks that you probably didn’t know.

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Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Summertime often means more time outside…and also more bees, wasps, hornets and other bugs that bite and sting and can make life miserable not just for us, but also our pets.

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Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Article by Dr. Mary Fuller, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

It should be the epitome of pure joy: a dog leaping off the dock and splashing into a lake on a sweltering summer day. But for some dog owners, . . . → Read More: Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water.

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How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Article Featured on PetHelpful

Worms are one of the most common health problems for a dog. Fortunately, most cases are also very treatable. Since your dog can’t speak English, you need to be vigilant and watch for any unusual behavior.

Unfortunately some types of worms do not cause noticeable symptoms until they dog’s health . . . → Read More: How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease

New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease

Article by Mellissa Beall, DVM, PhD | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. These adaptable parasites are responsible for spreading a variety of diseasesthroughout the United States, and their range is increasing. Unfortunately, due to issues, such as mice and deer . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease

5 Ways Indoor Cats Can Get Fleas or Ticks

5 Ways Indoor Cats Can Get Fleas or Ticks

Article by Cheryl Lock | Found on PetMD

Keeping your cat indoors can help prevent him from getting lost, from getting into altercations with other animals, and from a whole host of other harmful issues. However, if you avoid giving your feline friend flea and . . . → Read More: 5 Ways Indoor Cats Can Get Fleas or Ticks

6 Signs Your Flea Medication Isn’t Working

Article by By John Gilpatrick | Featured on PetMD

Fleas are extremely unwelcome intruders for pet and owner alike. When these pesky little biters make their way onto your pet and into your home, it takes some heavy duty stuff to get them gone.

But what happens if your pet’s flea medication proves fruitless? . . . → Read More: 6 Signs Your Flea Medication Isn’t Working