Lyme Disease: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Lyme diseases is an infectious disease that can even affect the humans, cats and other species, although it commonly infects dogs. This problem stems from the microscopic bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that is a transmitted from the infected tick bites into an animal host. There are a variety of clinical signs for having Lyme diseases [...]

Is Your Pet Caught By Cardiac Arrhythmias? Get The Treatment

Arrhythmias has two different definitions, one is an abnormal heart rhythm while the other is normal variants like respiratory sinus arrhythmia in a dog. The dangerous arrhythmia can even lead to the risk of cardiac death suddenly. Sinus node disease and atrial standstill are the common types of Arrhythmia while the heart block, ventricular premature [...]

3 Big Advantages Of Dental Care For Your Dog

Taking care of your pup’s teeth is the key to offer him a long and healthy life. If your puppy carries any form of dental disease, then it also leads to the problems with other organs too. It is essential to go with the dental services on time to maintain the health of your dog. [...]

Flea, Be Gone

What is a Flea? Last month, we posted a blog about ticks. (To read about ticks click Here)Fleas are quite similar to ticks - they are both small, ectoparasites that cannot fly and live on the surface of animals by ingesting their host’s blood. However unlike ticks, fleas have 6 legs and can use their [...]

Intestinal Parasites

What is a parasite? A parasite is any organism that takes or uses resources and nutrients from another host organism by residing in or on them. We previously discussed a few ectoparasites (ticks). Intestinal parasites are those that live within the gastro-intestinal tract of their hosts. However don’t be fooled; intestinal parasites can still be [...]

Ticks: Vectors of Disease

What is a Tick? Ticks are eight legged creatures, also known as an arachnid. They are an ectoparasite which means they are found on the body of mammals, birds, and sometimes even amphibians or reptiles. There are four stages in a tick's life: egg, larvae, nymph and adult. Ticks wait in wooded areas on the [...]

It’s Heartworm Season! Are You Ready?

What is Heartworm? Heartworm is a parasite transferred by the bite of an infected mosquito. This happens when a mosquito bites an infected animal - the young heartworms (called microfilaria) can enter into the mosquito. After a 2 week incubation period, the microfilaria will mature into larvae. When this mosquito feeds again after the incubation [...]
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