Parasites

Please note: there are more graphics and numbers in this post than I usually get into on this blog. But hang in there… this is important for our dogs… and for us! There hasn’t been a whole lot of *new* in veterinary medicine in northeast Ohio over the past couple of decades as it relates

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Remember that loooooonnnngggg, wet spring/early summer of 2015? Remember that relative non-winter of 2015-16? The fleas do, and they loved it. (The ticks have loved these seasons, too.) We’ve been seeing lots and lots of flea cases over the past number of months (yes, even through the winter and spring!). If a flea made it

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The ticks are back in 2014, and it’s a no-doubter. You’d think that ticks would have taken a beating during the winter of 2013-14, but that has simply not been the case. Ticks have an incredible ability to dive and dig below the frost line when it’s cold, and then emerge even during the most

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The best parasite prevention is the one that is present when the parasite shows up. If a heartworm preventive treatment is 100% effective, but is not given at when needed and on time, heartworm disease is a risk. We’ve discussed ProHeart6 in the past. ProHeart6 is the injectable heartworm preventive that protects dogs for 6

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You may have noticed on your reminder postcard a line item that reads “FECAL.” Nobody wants to spend more time than is absolutely necessary thinking about FECAL-anything, but just for a minute, let’s spend a moment thinking about it. Because of the lifestyle of dogs and cats, it is not unusual for them to encounter

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It’s time for our next installment of Frequently Googled Questions! In case you missed them, here are the links for the First and Second episodes. Before we officially get started with #3, though, I want to make a comment about Dr. Google. While researching on the internet, please do not come to the conclusion that

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