Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Advice for Aging Pets

Posted by Lindsey Haile on Saturday, March 26, 2011,

 

Pet life expectancies have improved over the years due to advances in veterinary medicine, giving us longer to enjoy our beloved pets.  As our companions age, their health care needs increase, rather than diminish.  The following advice will help you continue to provide attentive care for your senior pets. 

1.      Continue to Provide Preventative Care!  Older pets are still vulnerable to heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, and the various diseases that vaccines cover.  In fa...


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Tick Threats

Posted by Lindsey Haile on Wednesday, March 16, 2011,

The ticks in our area possess various bacteria which they are sharing generously with our dogs!  Recent convenient in –clinic testing has enabled us to diagnose many cases of Lyme disease and Ehrlichiosis.  These two diseases are part of a trio that poses severe life threatening risks to dogs who acquire ticks.  Both Lyme disease and Ehrlichia cause general signs of weakness, weight loss, fever, and decreased appetite.  However, while Lyme disease notoriously affects the joints and sometime...


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