The Journey to Total Pet Health

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Heartworm Disease Prevention

It is a common opinion among most individuals that the worst part of summer is the prevalence of mosquitoes—they’re annoying, they make you itch, they ruin camping trips and long nights under the stars. What is perhaps less commonly known, however, is that mosquito season can pose a serious threat to your cats and dogs. Mosquitoes are the most common urban carriers of heartworm larvae, which can develop into foot-long parasitic worms and live in the hearts, lungs, and blood vessels of affected pets. Heartworms have been known to cause severe lung disease, heart failure, and organ damage in hosts such as dogs, cats, and ferrets, and if left untreated, have taken the lives of many pets across America

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Protecting Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks

Protecting Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks The summer months bring temperate weather, longer days, and many opportunities for adventure. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when outbreaks of external parasites, namely fleas and ticks, are most prevalent. In order to prepare, there are certain precautions which every pet-parent should take.

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