Posts Tagged ‘heartworm’

Preanesthetic Blood Testing Before Surgery

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Preanesthetic Testing – Blood work before surgery can save your pet’s life Regular checkups and blood work for your pet is important. Whether your dog or cat is old or young, healthy or sick, fat or skinny, small or tall, regular checkups and blood work allow your veterinarian to do a thorough job to keep your pet healthy. When your veterinarian is able to establish a baseline laboratory values for your pet, what’s normal in your pet when he or she is healthy, it’s easier for your veterinarian to give your pet needed care. With a thorough medical history, your…

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Hot Weather & Summer Time Tips For Your Pet

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Hot Weather & Summer Time Tips For Your Pets   We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger! Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat, and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly. Take these simple precautions to help prevent your pet from overheating. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, get help from your veterinarian immediately. Visit the Vet A visit to the veterinarian for a spring…

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Heartworm Prevention

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Prevention is your dog’s best bet against heartworm disease. It’s hard to fathom how worms can live inside your dog’s beating heart, but they can, and if your pet gets infected they could severely damage his heart and lungs. Heartworms spread by traveling inside mosquitoes as larvae. When infected mosquitoes bite your dog, the heartworm larvae transfer to your pet and work their way to his heart. Once there, the worms grow, feeding off the lining of the heart and plugging essential blood vessels. Because mosquitoes spread them, heartworms are found throughout the world. In the United States, the incidence…

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