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Fear the Flea! Tiny Pests are in the News!

We often think of fleas in terms of how they affect our pets, but the truth is, fleas are in the news! On July 15, fleas were responsible for bites on students at the Linda Vista Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., requiring fumigation not once but three times. Then, national and international media reported that on Aug. 4 and 5, the Orleans County Courthouse…  

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The Next #ASKAVET is Next Week!

It’s time for our August #ASKAVET Facebook event! This session will be hosted by Dr. Rod on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. CST. Dr. Rod is a practicing veterinarian with a large suburban clinic who works with dogs, cats and many other types of pets. He is a regular contributor to our Pet Health Central Facebook fan page and helps pet owners navigate medical and…  

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Veterinary Technicians: Unsung Heroes of Veterinary Medicine

Taking Tigger (or Bagheera) to the Vet

“Tigger, that’s T, I, double gher, urr” We all know this happy tiger character from Winnie the Pooh. We also know the naughty, sly and maybe devious feline Bagheera from Rudyard Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book. When it’s time to take you feline friends to the veterinarian, which of these characters do they most mimic? Many are more like Bagheera or even worse, turning into spitting,…  

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Grooming at Home 101

All dogs need grooming. Some of course, more than others, depending on their coat type. And even if your dog has a standing appointment at the groomer, it’s necessary to bring out the grooming toolbox at home in between salon visits. I have never considered grooming a chore because it’s a great way to spend quality time with your pet. Besides, all dogs love the…  

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