Wellness & Prevention

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

What causes heartworm disease?Heartworm disease or dirofilariasisis a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis.Adult heartworms are found in the heart, pulmonary artery, and adjacent large blood vessels...

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Dental Disease in Cats

Dental Disease in Cats

How common is dental disease in cats?Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. More than half of all cats over the age of three have some degree of dental disease. The most common problems are due to gingivitis (an inflammation...

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Dental Disease in Dogs

Dental Disease in Dogs

How common is dental disease in dogs?Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Over 80% of dogs over the age of three have active dental disease.Few dogs show obvious signs of dental disease, so it is up to the dog’s family and...

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Creating a Weight Reduction Plan for Cats

Creating a Weight Reduction Plan for Cats

  Weight loss is tough for anyone – two- or four-legged! However, losing weight and getting in shape can not only add years to your cat’s life, but it can also make those extra years more enjoyable. Helping your furry feline to shed a few pounds may...

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Obesity in Dogs

Obesity in Dogs

In North America, obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs. Approximately 25-30% of the general canine population is obese, with 40-45% of dogs aged 5-11 years old weighing in higher than normal. What is obesity? Obesity is an accumulation of excess body...

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Creating a Weight Reduction Plan for Dogs

Creating a Weight Reduction Plan for Dogs

  Weight loss is tough for anyone – two- or four-legged! However, losing weight and getting in shape can not only add not years to your dog’s life, but it can also make those extra years more enjoyable. Helping your cuddly canine to shed a few pounds...

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