Parasites

Parasites

Parasites effect dogs and cats and some of them effect people!   Internal parasites left untreated can cause weight loss, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, and malnutrition.  In puppies and kittens, parasites can overwhelm them and lead to death if left untreated or treatment started too late.  The dewormer we use at VIP Animal Care is a […]

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Ticks: still a concern in the fall and winter months

This year, so far, it has been an extremely autumn!  We’ve had a few cooler days, but no where near a frost like we sometimes have by now.  The Deer Tick is still very active even in cooler weather. Keep in mind there are still plenty of place for ticks to hide.  On leaves, grass, […]

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Have a good weekend.

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A few facts about cats

Many people don’t realize that cats go into heat much younger than dogs.  A kitten can have kittens herself at 6 months of age.  They can have 3 litters a year.  So when you hear breed like rabbits, it is partially true for cats as well! You can spay or neuter as early as 8 […]

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Cat Bites

When pets are scared, their defense is scratching and biting.  The shape of the cat’s teeth makes their bite go deeper than a dog’s bite which can be harder for doctors to treat.  Bacteria goes deeper into your body which can be a longer treatment than it might seem necessary. Getting care quickly can help […]

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Would pheromones help your pet?

Pheromones have been on the market for a little over 5 years for cats and dogs.  Pheromones are formulated specifically for cats and a different formula for dogs.  Cats and dogs metabolize medicines very differently.  That’s why some medicines have strong warnings against giving to one or the other. For cats, pheromones help with aggression, […]

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October is National Pet Wellness Month

We all know many of these suggestions I am going to give for Pet Wellness month, but this is a great time to brush up on these. Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Maintenance, Proper and Regular Vet care, Vaccinations, and heartworm preventative are just a few that are at the top of the list. Fall decorations ma […]

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Heart worms can still be transmitted in the Fall!

Just because the name is heart worms doesn’t mean they are only in the heart.  They also invade the lungs and blood vessels in addition to the heart.  Left untreated, heart worm cause heart failure, lung disease, and other organ damage leading to premature death in your canine. Remember that heart worm preventatives work by […]

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Pets can teach us life lessons!

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The Love of a Dog

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