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Tag Archives: heartworm

Protecting Pets from Heartworm

April 09, 2015

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. What is heartworm disease you may ask? It is a serious, and potentially fatal, disease in pets across the U.S. and many other parts of the world. Heartworm disease affects dogs and cats, but heartworms also live in other mammal species and — in rare instances — humans. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the…  

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Importance of Giving Year-Round Heartworm Preventatives

November 19, 2014

If there is one thing predictable in Nebraska (where I practice) it is talk about the Huskers. If there is one thing unpredictable in Nebraska, it is the weather. This is true in many other states as well and a commonly discussed topic no matter where you call home. With regard to heartworm disease, this is one of the reasons why prevention in both dogs…  

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Bug Bothers: Kill ‘em dead with PetArmor

May 19, 2014

Here at Sergeant’s, we are all about killing bugs. Sure, we do treats, toys and healthcare products, too, but we feel very strongly around here that all bugs and parasites that pester, sicken and generally annoy pets should die. Like dead die. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. We have ticks and fleas pretty well covered — with Fiproguard, fleas and ticks…  

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What Does Spring Bring? Mosquitoes!

March 23, 2013

Tularemia, viral encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, Rift Valley fever, heartworm disease, African swine fever to name a few. All of these diseases have something in common. Hint… BZZ, BZZ, BZZ, swat, swat, swat. Yes, it’s that pesky and annoying MOSQUITO! Ugh! March is here, the month that spring arrives, and that means mosquito season. While we all love springtime, I am sure we are…  

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