Canine Influenza: Protecting Your Pooch

 

Very tired dogMuch like us, just about any time you put a group of dogs in close contact with one another, the potential for infectious disease transmission abounds. Kennel cough, intestinal parasites, fleas… places like boarding facilities and dog parks are often reminiscent of a daycare center at flu season.

Recently, dog owners have been increasingly concerned about canine influenza. With a recent outbreak in the Midwest, this highly contagious disease is on everyone’s radar. While infectious diseases are a very real thing, they are not a reason to not allow your pet to socialize. There is no reason that your pet can’t continue to enjoy the company of his or her fellow doggy friends. With a little care and preventative effort, you can decrease your dog’s risk of contracting infectious diseases, including canine influenza. Continue…

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Pet Parasites: Take Control Before They Take Over

SONY DSC If you are the responsible owner of a puppy or kitten, you know that the right vaccinations and proper nutrition help enormously when it comes to a positive head start in life. As does dental care, following exercise recommendations and safety precautions, and showing up to your pet’s wellness exam,. But a major component to the successful wellness and preventive approach is screening for, and managing, pet parasites. Continue…