Even More Heartworm

Please remember to protect your pets from Heartworm, a deadly disease. Heartworm in Dogs When an infected mosquito bites a dog, the mosquito spreads the larvae of heartworms to the dog through the bite wound. For the now newly infected dog, it usually takes about six or seven months for the larvae to develop into adult […]

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm disease is very serious for pets, as it can result in heart failure, lung disease and even death. Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites, which results in worms producing offspring inside your pet. These worms live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of an infected animal. While there is a common thought that […]

National Ferret Day

HEAD: April 2nd is National Ferret Day! One of our favorite pets to see at XXXX is the loveable, mischievous ferret! These carnivorous relatives of the weasel and otter have been domesticated for over 2500 years, and National Ferret Day was officially recognized in 2014 thanks to efforts from the American Ferret Association. Their hope […]

Just Fleas and Ticks

HEAD: Preventing Fleas and Ticks as Spring and Summer Approach Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas and ticks in the spring and summer, as these critters thrive in warmer weather. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: fleas can trigger dermatitis and hot spots and one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous […]

Spring Safety Tips

HEAD: Spring into the Season—Safely! It’s been a long winter, but it appears that spring is finally on the way. Here are a few tips to make sure your pet stays safe as the weather changes and you start getting out more. Avoid mushrooms. Many poisonous mushrooms look like edible mushrooms and can make your […]

Easter Safety Tips

While they’re sure signs that Easter is on its way, fresh flowers and baskets full of pastel-colored candy also represent potential health risks for your pets! As you’re making your home festive for the holiday, make sure you keep these Easter-related treats and decorations away from your pets. Lilies. Lilies can cause fatal kidney failure […]