When Is the Best Time to Spay Your Dog?

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments

We recommend that dogs be spayed before their first heat, which is around 5 to 6 months of age. Dogs spayed after their first heat have a higher incidence of breast cancer.  

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What is Flea Dirt??

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments

Flea dirt is the bowel movement of the flea. We have been seeing a lot of pets with fleas. Here is a cat that is indoor only, never been outside and came in with fleas. In this photo, you can see the hair parted and small black bits that look a lot like fresh ground…

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How Long Does it Take a Tick to Transmit Lyme Disease?

Experts disagree about how long it takes a tick to transmit Lyme disease. The CDC says that in most cases, the tick must be attached more than 24 hours. We think that gives people a false sense of security. In some research studies, 5-7% of nymphs transmitted the Lyme bacteria in less than 24 hours….

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Where Do You Find Ticks? Where do They Live?

Where do you find ticks?

Because we have been seeing so many pets come in with ticks here in Licking County, we have been getting tons of questions about ticks. A question that someone asked me this morning was…”where do ticks live?” Here is the answer.    Generally, you can find ticks where the animals they feed on live. This…

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Did You Know Dogs and Cats Get Breast Cancer?

mammary tumor in a dog

It is a fact that both dogs and cats get breast cancer. Breast cancer, also known as mammary cancer, can be seen in both intact (not spayed or neutered) and spayed/neutered dogs and cats. It is most common in female pets but can also occur in males. Some research suggests that breast cancer in dogs…

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