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  • Counterfeit Products and Your Pets

    As a small sidestep from our series on parasites, I want to talk about the counterfeiting issues surrounding the products we use to keep our pets safe from these infestations. The EPA and several companies that produce parasite preventatives have rel...

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  • Equine Parasites

    Our canine and feline companions are not the only ones who struggle with intestinal parasites. Our equine companions struggle with parasites in a big way. Horses have numerous intestinal parasites types that can be very dangerous to our equine friend...

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  • Most Wanted Profile: Hookworms

    Nickname: “Vampires of the parasite world” Who: Hookworms are notorious for being lethal to puppies and hurting humans! How: Adult hookworms live in the small intestines of their host attached to the intestinal wall where they feed off the blood ...

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  • Pet First Aid Kit

    No one enjoys when their pet is injured or sick, but having a few items set aside in preparation can make a big the difference in helping your pet in a time of need. Now, I always recommend you call your veterinarian in any emergency and get professi...

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  • Trends in Pet Diets

    Walking the pet food aisle in any popular store is a bit like Where’s Waldo in a gauntlet of bright colors, trendy buzz words and adorable pet pictures. Even with a veterinary degree, access to scientific research and a specific interest in pet...

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  • What is All the Fuss About?

    Every year, about this time, the word parasite rises to the top of discussions in my practice. Although we discuss the dangers of parasites year-round, the coming spring and long summer makes our region a high-risk parasite area for our pets. So why ...

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  • Your Pet’s Best Investment

    Since we are talking about parasites lately, lets talk about one of the worst of them all, Heartworm. Heartworm is not your classic intestinal parasite, in fact, it does not use the intestinal tract to do its damage at all. Heartworms move through th...

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  • The Itch

    Itching pets are one of the top three complaints owners come to my practice for (and one of my favorite problems to solve). Itching is not only annoying to the pet owner, but pets tend to hurt their skin, pull out their beautiful hair, become irritat...

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  • When Your Veterinarian says “Blood Work”…

    What do they mean? Blood work is a pretty broad phrase and most of us do spend months of their adult lives studying its intricacies. Blood work allows your pet’s vet to get a snapshot of your pet’s blood cells, electrolytes, organ function and mo...

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