What is it? Kennel cough in a dog occurs when he or she contracts the Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria while already carrying a virus such as adenovirus, parainfluenza, canine herpes, or distemper. It is easily passed from dog to dog through droplets lingering in the air from a sneeze or cough or fromĀ a surface that has…

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Is your pet experiencing joint pain? Here are some signs to look for, and ways to improve their joint health. What to Look For If your pet is experiencing any of the following, they may be suffering from joint pain… – lameness that comes and goes – difficulty rising – stiffness – swollen or tender…

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Dirt has multiple benefits for many animals, including humans. However, the benefits can be different from species to species. If you are a horse owner or if you’ve ever been around a horse, you’ve probably seen them roll in the dirt. Here are 7 reasons why horses choose to roll in the dirt… 1. Prevent…

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Some Signs that Your Pet May Be Anxious 1. Loss of appetite 2. Rapid breathing or excessive panting 3. Body Language – tense face, will not make eye contact – tail low or tucked – ears laid back – head turned away 4. Depressed 5. Lethargic 6. Fur or skin not shiny, hair loss, major…

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What is Ehrlichosis? Ehrlichosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. An infection that affects the white blood cells, it can lead to issues with the function of bone marrow and blood cell production. Ehrlichosis is transmitted by the Brown Dog Tick and the Lone Star Tick. Types of Ehrlichosis & What to Look For…

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Summer brings warm, sunny weather, which draws people and their pets into the great outdoors. But what’s lurking on those tall grasses, trees, and fallen logs could be enough to keep you away. Tiny little ticks the size of a pin head can potentially wreak havoc on the body. What is Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is…

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When your cat or dog has a sensitivity it most notably effects the skin. We physically see them itching, scratching, rubbing, and/or licking. This behavior can then become excessive, leading to rashes and bald patches, causing further discomfortable and accelerated irritation.When this happens most owners initially start an elimination diet, cutting out specific foods that…

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