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Understanding, Preventing and Treating Heartworms

September 26, 2012

Recently, fellow blogger Melissa Rice posted this piece about West Nile virus and how important it is to treat pets with products that repel and kill mosquitoes. That got me thinking about another mosquito-carried disease that is even more harmful to pets: heartworm. Here’s some interesting information on heartworm disease in general, and a series of questions and answers, based on the questions I frequently…  

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Heartworms in Cats – They’re Not Just for Dogs!

August 16, 2012

Sylvester, Felix, Garfield, Simba, Nala, Morris, Heathcliff, Figaro, Milo, Sassy, Crookshanks, Hello Kitty, Puss In Boots, and Cat in the Hat all have something in common. They are “famous cats.” Although your cat may not be as famous as these cats they are still very important to you. That is why they need to be protected from heartworms. That’s right, heartworms in cats – they’re…  

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‘Hot Spots’ Are Not Just for Nightlife

June 20, 2012

I’ve written before about atopy, or allergies to inhaled substances (usually pollen.) Atopy is one of those words that describes something very common, but I would bet you’ve not heard the term before. I love picking apart latin roots for words (did you know that the Latin name for humpback whales – megaptera noveagliae – means ‘big-winged New Englander’?) but I have not a clue…  

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