Although pet parents never want to discover that their pal has heartworm, all but the most severe cases can usually be treated or at least managed successfully. And while treatments vary depending on each pet's particular case, an infected canine will likely experience some of the following cycles on his way to recovery.
The first Saturday of April is designated as Every Day is Tag Day by the American Humane Association as a way to remind pet parents of the importance of tagging or microchipping their furry friends. Tragically, millions of pets are taken to shelters each year as strays or foundlings. Of these, only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats who don't have identification are ever reunited with their parents.
One of the most common questions we get regarding flea and tick preventives is whether they're needed year-round. The short answer is yes, but here's some explanation as to why.
It goes without saying that pet families who live in milder climates are exposed to the problematic parasites year-round as it rarely, if ever, gets cold enough to kill them. But even if you live in an area with harsh winters, it's a game of chance taking your pet pals off their parasite preventives.
Canine parvovirus (parvo) is the most common infectious disease among dogs. Spread via contact with contaminated feces, often by rodents or insects, the virus can live on objects and surfaces for as long as two years under the right conditions.
As the Easter Bunny prepares to make his rounds, it's important to remember that many of his goodies should be kept away from other furry four-legged friends like the dogs and cats we love.
Easter wouldn't be the same without chocolate bunnies, small toys, and plastic, candy-filled eggs nestled in baskets mounded with "grass."