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    Is All That Scratching from an Ear Infection or Mites?

    Ear problems are somewhat common in cats and are generally easy to spot. If your cat is constantly pawing or scratching at their ear, shaking their head and acting otherwise unwell, there’s a pretty good chance that something is going on in their ears.

    Have You Given Your Pets Their Pre-Winter Pest Check?

    During the spring and summer months, pet owners are on high alert for signs of pests like fleas and ticks. When your furry friend is spending tons of time outside, their chances of picking up a pest and bringing it home are much higher.

    Just How Serious is Heartworm in Cats?

    One of the most commonly discussed dangers to pets is heartworm—a disease caused by parasitic worms that affect the heart, lungs and blood vessels of animals. Unlike worms that live in the gastrointestinal tract, heartworms find their way to your cat’s heart, blood vessels and lungs, where they can grow to around a foot long and cause damage. 

    Prevent Outdoor Adventures From Increasing Your Dog's Risk of Worms

    With warmer temperatures comes more frequent trips outdoors, from the park to hiking trails to the wilderness. If you’re the type of dog owner who loves bringing Fido along for every outdoor excursion, you should know about the health risks that await.

    5 Steps to Letting Your Cat Outside This Summer Without Worry

    Although many people consider cats to be “inside” animals, an increasing number of pet owners are allowing their cats to roam around outside or are taking them on outdoor adventures. This can be great, as long as your cat’s temperament allows for it.

    Warmer Weather Means Fleas Are Active: Be Wary of the Signs

    Spring is well underway, and summer is right around the corner. Pet parents know what that means: it’s flea season. Pests of all kinds run rampant in the warmer months, but one of the most prevalent and frustrating infestations to deal with is fleas because of their ability to spread quickly, reproduce consistently and hide for months on end.

    What is Heartworm Doing to Your Poor Pup?

    As a dog owner, you’re probably familiar with numerous intestinal parasites, such as the tapeworm or hookworm, but another common parasitic worm doesn’t affect your dog’s intestines—it affects its heart and lungs.

    Feline Worms: Understanding One of the Most Common Cat Health Problems

    When adopting a new cat, one of the first things recommended to pet owners is to have the cat dewormed if it hasn’t been already. Worms, those nasty little internal parasites, are one of the most common health problems in cats, and they can be tricky to spot.

    Eradicate Fleas in Your Home Before Winter

    It’s almost winter, which means that most of the creepy, crawly insects that hover around your home in the summer months are either dying off or preparing to lay low. However, one type of pest might actually be making its way inside your home before the cold settles in: cat fleas.

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