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2013-08-09 23:18:44

Summer is here and bug season is at its peak. But pet owners can protect themselves and their pets with preventative medications from FetchRx Pet Pharmacy. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 People hate them. Dogs and cats hate them. Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes! But now that summer is here and bug season is at its peak, the little pests are a fact of life. That’s why the online pet supply company, FetchRx Pet Pharmacy, wants to make summer better for pets by offering some of the...

2013-08-07 23:03:21

CHF launches six week series highlighting three main health concerns for field and hunting dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The AKC Canine Foundation (CHF) today kicks off a public awareness campaign focused on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness. This six week series will highlight three main health issues of particular concern to field trial and hunting dog owners: Grass Awn Migration Disease, Leptospirosis, and Ehrlichiosis. Grass Awn Migration Disease, or “Mean Seed”...

2013-07-24 23:21:03

SlimDoggy announces the release of the free SlimDoggy Lite iPhone App, a canine calorie calculator and robust, searchable dog food database. Users can now know exactly how much they should feed their pet to keep them at a healthy weight. Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 SlimDoggy (http://slimdoggy.com) announces the release of SlimDoggy Lite, a free iPhone application, a tool providing dog owners with the personalized information they need to ensure that their dog achieves and...

2013-07-17 23:26:51

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services Offers New Lyme-Guard Service To Remove Ticks Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services now offers Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination Treatments for homeowners in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. This new program offers customers five safe all areas Lyme-Guard Tick Elimination treatments with the first treatment being free. Customers will only pay for the four remaining Lyme-Guard treatments for ticks....

2013-06-29 23:02:23

Summer brings out fleas and pet owners can avoid any chance of having an infestation in their homes if they treat both their animals and their yard. Horne’s Pest Control shares some information on the best steps to avoid or treat fleas. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Fleas are common household pests for people with animals. Brought out during the summer months, fleas can infest in a very quick period of time. Horne’s Pest Control encourages pet and animal owners to avoid flea infestation by...

2013-06-29 23:01:01

Dog Help Network provides advice on preventing and diagnosing eye infections in dogs this summer. (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 During the summer time there are numerous reasons that a dog can suffer from eye infections; some are worse than others. Each type of dog eye infection will show itself in unique ways, and have different treatment options available. Symptoms Although there are many different types of infections with their own causes, there are symptoms that normally show up when a pooch...

2013-06-27 23:33:33

Dangerous ticks, mosquitos and parasites are back with a vengeance this season but there are ways for pet owners to protect their dogs. The F.C. Sturtevant is launching its new Columbia brand Canine Formula Antiseptic Powder to help keep pets free from these annoying and potentially dangerous pests. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The F.C. Sturtevant Company announces the addition of a new Canine Formula Antiseptic Powder to its line of Columbia Veterinary Antiseptic Powders. This new powder will...

2013-06-24 23:02:51

Fleas tend to show up more in the hot, humid weather. Flea prevention should be used year-round to stop infestation. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Fleas tend to show up often during the hot, humid weather in the Northeast, but flea prevention should be used year round. There is no such thing as flea season, according to Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic, but they recommend taking action immediately to prevent a flea infestation. Fleas can survive on a pet and inside anywhere year...

2013-06-18 23:26:34

Pet parents learn tips to having the healthiest dog from experts Dr. Ernie Ward, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, Dr. Doug Kenney, Linda Tellington-Jones and more. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate pet parents on how to have the healthiest and happiest dogs and promote the importance of responsible dog parenting, The Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care have teamed up to create “Merrick Pet Care´s Dogington University,” a series of eight...


Latest Dog health Reference Libraries

Dog Tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dog tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus), also known as the hyper tapeworm or the hydatid worm, is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species can reach an average length between .07 and .2 inches and its body is comprised of three segments, called proglottids, if it has not been damaged. These segments are known as gravid proglottids, mature proglottid, and immature proglottids. As is common to most tapeworm species, the adult dog tapeworm has four suckers on its head, or...

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2011-01-05 15:57:49

Canine parvovirus type 2 is a virus affecting dogs. It is highly contagious and spread from dog to dog through direct or indirect contact with feces. It can be highly dangerous for puppies that don't have maternal antibodies. It can present in cardiac or intestinal form. Vomiting and dysentery are common signs of the intestinal form while respiratory and cardiovascular failure are signs of the cardiac form. Vaccines can prevent infection but when not treated mortality can reach 91%. People...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.