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    Leptospirosis: An Emerging Virus

    Mar 27 2015

    In October of 2014, Baltimore was named the ninth “rattiest city” in the US.  Those of us who live in the city were not surprised.  Canton, with it’s high number…

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    Roundworms In Dogs: Causes, Risks and Prevention

    Mar 23 2015

    Imagine this scenario: you’ve just adopted a puppy and he has just vomited up something that looks like a piece of cooked spaghetti.  What’s going on? Your puppy has probably…

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    Happy Spring! A Review Of Parasite Prevention Options

    Mar 20 2015

    Happy Spring!  At last! Friday marked the Spring Equinox and that means it’s time to start thinking about flea and tick season! You can read more about the tick life…

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    8 Points To Consider When Contemplating Pet Insurance

    Mar 13 2015

    When Spike the bulldog was hit by a car three years ago, his injuries were serious and life threatening.  His condition was critical for over a week, requiring a stay…

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    Understanding Feline Leukemia

    Mar 09 2015

    Part of a new kitten’s veterinary care includes a blood test for two viruses that are common in cats.  One of those viruses is Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV. FeLV…

  • Hairballs: Causes and Prevention

    Mar 06 2015

    If you have a cat, chances are your cat has produced a hairball from time to time.  Hairballs are a common complaint among cat owners, particularly those with long haired…

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    Preventing Valentine’s Day Chocolate Emergencies

    Feb 09 2015

    Chocolate ingestion in dogs happens all year round, but calls to the ASPCA Poison Control Center always increase around holidays.  As we approach Valentine’s Day this weekend, here are the…

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    The Vampire Within: Hookworm Infection

    Feb 06 2015

    Among the many kinds of parasites that dogs and cats can be infected with, hookworms are one of the most dangerous because of the silent and insidious nature of the…

  • Gas And The Embarassing Dog: 8 Causes Of Flatulence In Your Canine Friend

    Jan 30 2015

    Gas happens. It’s an undeniable fact of life.  But it’s embarrassing when your dog is the one with the problem and chooses to be aromatic when you have a house…

  • 4 Plants To Grow For Your Cat (And 4 To Avoid)

    Jan 26 2015

    Spring will be here soon and the gardening catalogs are already arriving in the mail.  If you are a gardener and have cats that spend time with you outdoors, you…