What Vaccines do Puppy’s Really Need?

By November 5, 2018 0 Comments

What vaccinations do my puppy need? Puppies need a series of vaccines starting at 6 to 8 weeks and every 3 to 4 weeks until they are about 20 weeks old. Here is a guide to the diseases for which your pup will need vaccines: Distemper Vaccine Distemper is a contagious viral disease that affects the…

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How can You Tell if Your Dog or Cat has Worms?

By October 5, 2018 0 Comments

How can I tell if my dog or cat has worms? Some dogs or cats can have vomiting and/or diarrhea however a large number will be asymptomatic. On occasion, you may see spaghetti type worms in the stool (roundworms) or segments that can look like dried rice by the rectum (tape worms). The best way…

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Does My Dog Really Need the Rabies Vaccine?

By May 28, 2018 0 Comments

Does My Dog Really Need the Rabies Vaccine? The Rabies virus is spread through wounds, or via the saliva of a rabid animal, and causes symptoms such as: overly vicious or timid behavior, lack of coordination and difficulty swallowing. Once these symptoms appear, the disease is fatal. While there is an effective post-exposure treatment for…

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My Dog Just Ate Rat Poison. What Do I Do?

By May 10, 2018 0 Comments

A client called last night asking this question. I want to share the answer in hopes it helps keep your dog safe. My dog just ate rat poison. What do I do? Rodenticide poisoning is the accidental ingestion of products used to kill rodents such as mice, rats and gophers. These products are common and…

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What is the Difference between Sentinel® Flavor Tabs and Sentinel® Spectrum Chewables?

By April 8, 2018 0 Comments

What is the difference between Sentinel® Flavor Tabs and Sentinel® Spectrum Chewables? A client recently asked this question so we thought we would share our answer. Both products contain Milbemycin and Lufenuron which Prevents flea maturation, heartworm prevention, kills hookworms, roundworms, whipworms. The difference is Sentinel® Spectrum Chewables also contains Praziquantel which kills tapeworms.

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