Category Archives: Seasonal Health

Tick and Flea Prevention for Dogs

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Your veterinarian can recommend several excellent spot-on topical preparations that will kill and repel fleas and ticks. Some topicals will also repel chiggers, mosquitoes, and flies. The Preventic collar will kill ticks. Ensure the collar or topical you plan to use is appropriate for your dog’s age, and ask if it will react with your […]

The Most Common Diseases that Can Affect Your Dog During Summer

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A year ago, the affected dog’s owner had decided preventive medicine wasn’t necessary for a city pooch, but he learned the hard way that dogs are at risk no matter where they live. In this case, heartworm is just one dog disease that is spread by vectors like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Vectors spread parasites […]

Help Your Dog Beat the Heat of Summer

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Veterinarians say signs of overheating include panting hard. But heatstroke symptoms can include a staggering gait, rapid heartbeat, listlessness, restlessness, vomiting, and a darkening of the gums and tongue. If your dog’s body temperature rises above the normal range of up to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, it may be time to take the dog to a veterinarian […]

Tis’ the Season…for Dog Depression

While many scientists now acknowledge that dogs and other mammals experience some emotions, such as disgust, anger, fear and even happiness, the emotional roots of other behaviors are not as clear-cut. For example, is your dog showing sympathy when you’re crying by laying its head on your lap, or is it seeking comfort from you? […]