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Tag Archives: pet illnesses

Rabies: How To Keep You and Your Pets Safe

September 28, 2015

World Rabies Day is September 28 and is intended to raise awareness about rabies. Rabies is still a huge problem in many parts of the world (Africa and Asia in particular, due to the high numbers of stray dogs), and it even crops up in the U.S. from time to time. Each year 55,000 people die worldwide of this dreaded disease, and about ten percent of…  

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Mosquitoes Pose Threat to You and Your Pets

July 07, 2015

Now that it’s summertime, I’m truly loving the outdoors. My dogs, too, seem to be enjoying warm weather and balmy evenings, but there’s something all of us hate: mosquitoes. Many parts of the country have experienced flooding or over-average rainfall amounts this year. If you’ve got standing water, you’ve got ample opportunities for female mosquitoes to lay eggs and…more mosquitoes. Why should you care? After…  

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