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Spring is upon us and so are the bugs! Part III: Heartworm

HEARTWORM Heartworm is a parasitic worm that lives, as an adult, in the heart and pulmonary arteries of the dog (and very rarely, the cat). The parasite is transmitted to a dog by a bite from an infected mosquito. Simply … Continue reading

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Spring is upon us and so are the bugs! Part II: Ticks

TICKS Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that can attach to dogs, cats and humans, and transmit deadly diseases. Adult ticks hang out in grasses and bushes and wait for an animal to pass by so they can attach and feed. Ticks … Continue reading

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Spring is upon us and so are the bugs! Part I: Fleas

Here’s some information on what you need to know about potential parasitic threats to our furry friends and how to protect them. Fleas Although your pets can get fleas at any time of the year, pets tend to be at … Continue reading

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