6 Ways to Protect Your Cats & Yourself from Cat Scratch Disease

6 Ways to Protect Your cats & Yourself from Cat Scratch Disease You can forgive the new kitten in your life for the bright red tracks her little claws painted down your arm, but keep an eye on those scratches … Continue reading

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Worried About a Positive Test for Lyme Disease?

Hang on! Wait! Just because your dog tests positive for Lyme disease in the vet’s office does NOT mean you need to treat with antibiotics! My sister and two friends of mine recently took their dogs to their vets for … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease

What You Should Know About Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease Not Lyme, thankfully, but dog ticks can give you Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can be just as serious, and even fatal. Despite the name, this infection happens throughout the … Continue reading

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Outdoors: Tick-borne Powassan disease now in the area

Outdoors: Tick-borne Powassan disease now in the area Just when you think the tick-borne diseases couldn't get worse, the Center for Disease Control just released the data on the new Powassan (POW) virus that is now made its way here … Continue reading

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Jan 12, Corn-Free Kidney Disease Dog Food

Hi Barbara, My brother has a 13 year old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix that has been diagnosed with kidney disease. They want to switch her Dog Food Blog | Best Dog Food Guide

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Vaccine vs Disease, Parvo Edition: an Infographic

Vaccines are a complicated topic, let’s start with that. It’s impossible to break down the conversation into something so simplistic as “Vaccines: yes or no”. Some are more effective than others, some prevent more severe diseases than others. There are … Continue reading

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Canine Joint Disease

Video courtesy of Life’s Abundance Arthritis is a painful condition and is one of the most common problems affecting dogs in America. It was listed among the top ten disease conditions in dogs in 2008 (source: VPI). There may be … Continue reading

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Eye And Heart Disease in Dogs

Eye disease is very common with Golden Retrievers. Most Golden’s will generally have hereditary cataracts, which is a common eye problem. At an early age, with affected Golden’s, one type of hereditary cataract will appear. Even though it may not … Continue reading

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Liver Disease in Dogs

There are some man-made chemicals that are toxic and can cause liver disease in dogs as well as humans. The list of these chemicals includes phosphorus, selenium, carbon tetrachloride, insecticides, and toxic amounts of arsenic, lead and iron. Most people … Continue reading

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Work could update Lyme disease prevention tips

Work could update Lyme disease prevention tips BRAINTREE — Jacqueline Flynn knew she was on to something, when, one by one, the ticks began to die. The science sleuth had been holed up in front of a clothes dryer for … Continue reading

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