Heartworm in Dogs, Part 2: Prevalence

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More than one million pets in the United States have heartworm disease, an infection caused by a mosquito-borne worm called Dirofilaria immitis. It is prevalent in all 50 states and around the world.
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Heartworm in Dogs, Part 1: Overview

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With mosquito season now upon us, it is time to think about heartworm in dogs. This is a serious and potentially fatal disease that occurs in the United States and other countries.
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Snail Bait (Metaldehyde) Poisoning

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With the warmer weather and people tending to their gardens more, slugs and snails are on people’s minds, and it’s time for a timely reminder about a springtime toxic danger.
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Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals

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As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are trained individually to perform a specific task for disabled persons. These animals include dogs or miniature horses only; they guide the visually impaired, alert the hearing impaired,...
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Incoordination in Dogs and Cats (Ataxia)

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Sometimes, you might see your pet walking like a drunken sailor, a comical scene in a piteous sense. If it happens on rare occasion, it is nothing to worry about. When it occurs consistently, it needs to be addressed....
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Acetaminophen Toxicity in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment

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If your pet is brought to us within a short time after ingestion, we will induce vomiting. We do this by giving a drug called apomorphine. It can be given through an IV or as a drop on the...
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Acetominaphen Toxicity in Dogs and Cats, Part 1—Symptoms

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Acetaminophen actually can be given to dogs when used at a proper dose, although there are many new anti-inflammatory drugs used in dogs that are more effective and have fewer side effects, so we don’t recommend a dose of...
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Rabies Vaccination in Dogs and Cats, Part 2

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Part 1 of “Rabies Vaccination in Dogs and Cats” described the symptoms, legal requirements and part of the history of rabies vaccines. Part 2 lays out conditions in which pets may be exempted from the shots and the arguable...
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Rabies Vaccination in Dogs and Cats, Part 1

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Each year, between 60 and 70 dogs and more than 250 cats get rabies from a wild animal in our country. This is because these dogs and cats were not vaccinated.
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Puppies and Vaccines

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“Isn’t he adorable? We just got him this week, and he’s already had all of his shots.” Yes, the new pup is adorable, but he’s only nine weeks old, so it’s not possible for him to have had all of...
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