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Show us Your Ticks!

If your dog or cat has a tick, we want it! We are asking you to help us investigate which ticks are infesting dogs and cats across the country. Did you know that both dogs and cats can be infested … Continue reading

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Foolproof Steps For a Wildlife-Proof Backyard

Those pesky varmints have been living and eating with you for free. What do you get in return? Parasites and a whole lot of headaches. Here’s how to keep wildlife at bay. Before we start wildlife-proofing, it’s important to know … Continue reading

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5 Strange Facts About Parasites

Indoor cats can get worms Did you know? Fifteen percent of plant potting soil contains hookworm or roundworm eggs, or both, according to a study in the Veterinary Record (Feb. 18, 2006). Cats can also get tapeworms from eating infected … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs a Yearly Heartworm Test

You dutifully give your dog heartworm preventives every month, so you don’t need to do yearly tests, right? Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple to keep your dog free of the foot-long parasites. Here’s how annual testing can help protect your … Continue reading

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The Truth About Heartworm Disease in Cats and Dogs

Heartworm disease is a very serious disease in both cats and dogs, but the unique physiology of each species means that it is really two very different diseases. As you learn about the similarities and differences here, however, remember the … Continue reading

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Heartworm Disease Prevention: Mosquito Season is All Year Long

Imagine your dog confined to a small crate or kennel night and day for four months or more: no longer able to jump, run or even play. Imagine costly—and painful—treatment necessary to kill the dangerous heartworms infecting your dog’s body. … Continue reading

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Parasite Testing In Pets

By Dr. Bryan Clarke Some of the most common conditions we deal with in our patients in the state of Florida are parasitic infestations. The climate that we all enjoy in our great state also presents the ideal conditions for … Continue reading

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