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Canine and Feline Heartworm

CANINE AND FELINE HEARTWORM • Most Americans love their pets and consider them family members. Likewise, most clients would not knowingly expose a pet to infection with a potentially fatal disease • Yet millions of owners who fail to protect their pets from heartworm infection are doing exactly that. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)

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Canine Lyme Disease

Canine Lyme disease-Companion Animal Parasite Council -CAPC • Lyme disease in dogs is showing up in places it didn’t used to. • That could mean humans are at increased risk for catching a disease that’s already on the rise in dogs. • The analysis revealed evidence that Lyme disease is getting worse in some regions

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Cats

CATS • Like dogs, cats look very different from people but share many of our body’s characteristics, such as a circulatory system, lungs, a digestive tract, a nervous system, etc. • There are many different breeds of cats, including Abyssinian, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Manx, Persian, Scottish Fold, and Siamese, to name a few. The Cat

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New Cat Owners

NEW CAT OWNERS • Cats make great companions. Not only do they look good, they also keep mice away (if you are lucky) and have built-in motors. • But there’s more to owning a cat than having a cute, soft, purring companion. Before you get one, there are a few things you should think about.

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Your Pet’s Weight

Your Animal’s Weight • Though a few extra pounds may seem like they can’t hurt, obesity can be a life-threatening condition for your pet. • Excess weight in pets can lead to osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, cranial cruciate ligament injury, and many forms of cancer. • Maintaining an optimal

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Caring for Your Pet Rabbit

What to feed your pet rabbit • When it comes to feeding rabbits, many people have it all wrong thanks to Bugs Bunny and every other image that pairs rabbits with carrots. • In reality, domesticated rabbits thrive on a diet that consists of hay, leafy greens and grass-based pellets. • Carrots are just a

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It’s that time of year

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR! • Some dogs just love to go on car trips. It doesn’t matter where to, they just want to be with the family. • If the car trip is to run errands, even quick stops, it is best to leave your dog safely at home where it is cool rather

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis • Leptospirosis (lepto) is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Leptospira. • The disease causes serious damage to the kidney and liver, and may be fatal in severe cases. • Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can spread from animals to people. Pet owners and veterinary staff should

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Pet Cremation

Pet Cremation • We can always find our beloved pets in our hearts, but having their cremains may feel like they are still here with us. Boxes and urns have become the physical presence of the companions we have loved and lost. Stopping to look at each one may make the tears fall, but it

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LVT Job position available

Licensed Veterinary Technician Job Description Job Description Summary: The primary purpose and function of the Veterinary Technician is to support the veterinarians, and other staff, in ensuring quality veterinary care, advocating for pets, educating clients and ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment. Qualifications, Experience, Education, and/or Training: • Veterinary Technician licensure and registration required

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