Posts Tagged ‘dog’

If ‘Icky’ Worms Are in Your Dog’s Heart, Blame Mosquitoes

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Pets

Mosquito By Robin Brennen Heartworm is a potentially fatal disease caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. This parasite is transmitted through the bite of an infected female mosquito; mosquitos are infected by feeding off a dog that has heartworm. Don’t worry, pet owners; heartworms are very rarely transmitted to humans. We are not [&hellip
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Dog (and Cat) Breath Smells Like Bigger Problems Ahead

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Education, Family, Lifestyle, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Pets, West Side Spirit

Proper dental hygene is important for your pet's health by Robin Brennen Why do two-thirds of well-meaning pet owners often ignore their veterinarian’s recommendations for proper dental care? I suppose we all hate going to the dentist, so maybe there is a bit of anthropomorphizing going on. But the fact is the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 [&hellip
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