HEALTH & PROTECTION

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HEALTH & PROTECTION

Your Dog and Rickettsial Infections: Watch Out for this Tick-Transmitted Disease of Dogs

Rickettsia – a bacterial infection in blood cells that spreads to dogs through tick bites In Part One, we learned about another parasitic risk to our beloved canine friends from ticks – Rickettsia, a bacterial disease that spreads through tick bites. In part two, we bring you information on signs to watch for, disease treatments,…

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Why flea prevention matters inside and out?

Fleas are a common and dangerous risk to pets and can be a threat any day of the year. You may already know that fleas thrive in one of your pet’s favourite and most frequented playgrounds – your backyard. Fleas like moisture, shade, soil and grass. However, even if your pets spend most of the…

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The Truth about Ticks: They Can Transmit Blood Parasites to Your Dog – Part 2

Babesia – a dangerous blood parasite that spreads to dogs through tick bites In Part One we learned about a dangerous risk our beloved canine friends face from ticks. Babesiosis is a dangerous and sometimes deadly disease that spreads through tick bites. In part 2 we bring you information on signs to watch for, disease…

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Vector Borne Diseases – Part II

Fleas, ticks and mosquitos can be more than just a pesky nuisance. In fact, these pests can also be major carriers of many potentially serious diseases that can affect both humans and our beloved dogs. Known as “vector-borne diseases,” pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, are spread from one host animal to another by these annoying little…

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Your Dog and Rickettsial Infections – Part One

Watch Out for this Tick-Transmitted Disease of Dogs  As a pet parent, you probably know how annoying ticks can be to your beloved pooch and you’ve probably thought a lot about flea and tick prevention. As we’ve discovered in previous articles on this same topic, in addition to making your dog itchy and uncomfortable, ticks…

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The Truth about Ticks: They Can Transmit Blood Parasites to Your Dog – Part 1

Ticks are annoying little bloodsuckers and as a pet parent, you’ve probably heard a lot about flea and tick prevention. But did you know that in addition to making your pooch itchy and uncomfortable, ticks can transmit serious diseases to your dog, which can sometimes even be fatal? Geography There are several different species of…

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