Heart to Heart: The Importance of Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm PreventionMost of us are aware that mosquitoes can spread dangerous diseases to humans, but did you know they can also transmit a deadly illness to our pets called heartworm disease?

Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal condition affecting a pet’s heart and lungs. It can be found in all 50 states and in Canada; infecting cats, dogs, and many other wild species. Over 30 species of mosquito are known to transmit the disease. With spring in the air, the team at Wellesley Natick Veterinary Hospital wants to review the importance of heartworm prevention.

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Is a Pet Poisoning Right Around the Corner?

Pet PoisoningMitigating potential catastrophe is a necessity of life. Without a constant nod to the what-if’s around every corner, are we more at risk of suffering illness or injury? Certainly when we know what to look for, we can focus more on enjoying ourselves and being happy. The same is true for our pets when it comes to knowing how to prevent a pet poisoning.

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A Team Sport: Pet Dental Care

pet dental careBad breath in your pet may be common, but it’s not normal! It’s often the first sign of dental disease. It is estimated that by the time pets are 4 years of age, 85% have some form of dental disease. That statistic is reason enough to embark on a regular professional dental cleaning program, coupled with at-home pet dental care.

With a focus on your pet’s dental health, dental disease in pets is entirely preventable!

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