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Archive for 'Pet Illnesses'

How to Know if Your Pet Has Worms

October 15, 2014

Roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, whipworms, earthworms, oh my. “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same.”  Remember this song from “Sesame Street?” The thought of our pets or, even worse, us having “worms” is soooo gross. Yuck, icky! This is especially true if you happen to see these nasty parasites. However, sometimes these worms are not visible….  

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Attack of the Zombies!

October 10, 2014

First a bite. Then nothing, you’re fine. However, unknown to you, that bite acted just like a needle as saliva was injected under your skin. In that saliva … a virus with no cure has begun to invade your muscle as it migrates to your nerves. Then a month or so down the road, you’re noticing loss of appetite, subtle changes to your mood, maybe even…  

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World Rabies Day: Sept. 28

September 25, 2014

When I was first asked to write about rabies, I misunderstood and started writing about babies. I have some experience in that area, having two of them currently under my roof and also being a former baby myself. Then I refocused d little bit and saw that the topic at hand was actually rabies. World Rabies Day is this Sunday, Sept. 28 and is intended to raise…  

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Dogs, Bones and Barbecues

September 24, 2014

Yes! Dogs enjoy barbecues and tailgating parties as much as people do. They are very social creatures and, besides, there is food involved! The problem with such gatherings is that there is usually so much going on that it can often be difficult to keep an eye on your pet. And dogs can be sneaky — especially when there is food involved! If you are having a…  

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