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Pet Diseases

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found world wide in soil and water. Leptospirosis is zoonotic. This means it can be transmitted from animals to people or, more specifically, a disease that normally exists in animals but that can infect humans. It is an infection of bacterial spirochetes. These…

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Numbers of Disease-Carrying Ticks are Increasing Throughout United States

Numbers of Disease-Carrying Ticks are Increasing Throughout United States

Reports of disease-carrying ticks are occurring in places across the United States where they have not previously been seen. In fact, 83 counties across 24 states have reported finding disease-carrying ticks. Nate Nieto, an associate professor of biological sciences at Northern Arizona University, warns people should be aware of the increasing number of ticks and tick-borne disease. “They’re not obeying…

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Are Grain Free Diets Safe For Your Dog?

Are Grain Free Diets Safe For Your Dog?

Most grain free dog foods are promoted as more nutritious. Manufacturers advertise they are more tasty and packed with exotic proteins. This appeals to many pet owners who are health conscious and want to provide a more healthy diet for their pet. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced they are investigating a link between grain free dog food…

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What Your Dog’s Breed or Mouth Conformation Might Mean for Their Dental Health

What Your Dog’s Breed or Mouth Conformation Might Mean for Their Dental Health

With February right around the corner, Dental Month is nearly upon us! As we continue to explore the world of our pets’ dental health, it is vital to understand that some breeds may be a little more predisposed to dental problems and require extra love and care when it comes to their oral hygiene! Chewing: The First Line of Defense…

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Your Pet’s Genetic Heritage might be Masking the need for Dental Care

Your Pet’s Genetic Heritage might be Masking the need for Dental Care

As our February Dental month approaches, it is important to remember our pets’ genetic history, especially when it comes to their oral hygiene. Our beloved dogs and cats are descendants of wild breeds that didn’t always behave like our domesticated companions. Despite their current domesticated and cuddly demeanor, our furry family members can still display some evolutionarily-inherent traits that might…

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The Big Reason Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Pet’s Teeth

The Big Reason Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Pet’s Teeth

    It can be pretty easy not to think too much about your pet’s teeth and overall oral hygiene. After all, it’s not like they can really complain about a toothache or brush their teeth every night before they go to bed. So we don’t think about it too much and let them carry on as they always have.…

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