What Is Pyometra And How Does It Occur?

What Is Pyometra And How Does It Occur? A non-spayed female dog or cat over the age of 6 years is more susceptible to pyometra than a younger dog. Pyometra is a rather serious condition and is due to the infection of the uterus. It is evidenced by the accumulation …

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How To Stop A Flea Infestation

Any pet owner at one time or another experienced flea infestation and is always a challenge to get stop it. A flea is a small wingless jumping insect that feeds on the blood of pets. It sometimes transmits diseases through its bite, including plague and myxomatosis. So you can see …

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Pet Health Care Information – Skyway Animal Hospital St. Petersburg FL

Puppy vaccinations should begin at 6 weeks of age. Dogs should be vaccinated against: 1. Canine Distemper 2. Hepatitis 3. Leptospirosis 4. Parainfluenza 5. Parvovirus 6. Rabies (RV) Other common vaccinations include: 1. Bordetella (Kennel Cough) 2. Lymes Disease (transmitted by ticks) 3. Canine Influenza Dogs should also be on …

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Lets Talk Canine Heartworms

What are canine heartworms? Canine heartworms, Dirofilara immitis, are dangerous parasites that can infect your dog, greatly affecting your pet’s life span. Dog heartworms are actual worms that live in your pet’s heart. As you can imagine these worms fill the chambers of the heart and cause the heart to …

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Why Is My Pet Eating Grass? An Age Old Question

The information contained in this article was obtained from Veterinary News Network and Applied Animal Behavior Science, 111: 120-132. A very commonly asked question of veterinarians is “Doctor why does my dog or cat keep eating grass?” Over the years the usual answer has been that the pet eats grass, …

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