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The team at SpiritDetox.com has launched another raw pet food recipe, this time for dogs.
VetSupplySource.com is urging pet owners to protect their pets from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other common pet pests by using proper preventative treatments this spring. Wixom,
International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) is seeking volunteers to help end devocalization (cutting the vocal cords of dogs and cats). Clarks Summit, PA
As part of an initiative to educate dog owners, the Dogington Post launched their first annual Dogington Post Awards for 2012 in multiple categories.
It is a well known fact that children often swallow things. Children aged 6 months to 6 years are most often affected, but even adults sometimes end up with a foreign body stuck in their throats—and not only there.
Experts from Zoëcon Professional Products and pest control professionals offer homeowners flea control tips as infestations reach near 30-year highs in parts of the country. Schaumburg,
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...
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...
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...