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2012-05-21 23:02:18

The Jacksonville winter of 2011-2012 never really happened. Fleas have enjoyed continual survival throughout winter. Jacksonville veterinarians of Oceanway Animal Clinic have new, more effective flea treatment for pets. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Fleas are a big problem for pets in Jacksonville this spring. Jacksonville veterinarians have found that more pets than ever before are without adequate flea control. Whether one calls it climate change or global warming, no one...

2012-05-11 23:01:53

Respected Miami Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks gave presentations to a prestigious international group of craniofacial and plastic surgeons. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Travelling halfway around the world, Dr. Rian Maercks spoke to renowned plastic surgeons and craniofacial surgeons who gathered from around the world for the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation´s 7th Biennial World Cleft Congress, held in the Seychelles. Mr. Maercks shared his expertise in...

2012-05-08 23:00:08

In light of the extremely mild winter temperatures across much of the United States, flea and tick populations are expected to reach historic levels. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 In light of the extremely mild winter temperatures across much of the United States, flea and tick populations are expected to reach historic levels. As a result, pet parents will have to be extremely vigilant when it comes to protecting their pets and homes from the spread of these pesky insects....

2012-05-02 15:09:41

In the United States, a baby is born with a facial cleft every hour, of every day of the year! Such birth defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. PRDM16 is a transcription factor originally described as being aberrantly activated in specific types of leukemia's, and more recently as a master regulator of brown adipose tissue differentiation. In a study published in the April 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, investigators have now shown that this...

Prehistoric Flea-Like Insects Were A Mean Bunch
2012-05-02 07:09:47

Illustration by Wang Cheng, Oregon State University --- Massive flea-like insect fossils discovered by Chinese scientists are believed to be the oldest of their kind, and may have feasted on dinosaurs some 165 million years ago, according to zoologists who analyzed the creatures. The fossils were discovered in Inner Mongolia by a group of Chinese scientists, and recently announced in the journal Current Biology. The blood-sucking pests, which are similar to fleas, are more likely...

2012-05-01 23:00:12

Hartz®, one of the country's leading suppliers of flea and tick products for dogs and cats, is proud to announce its new and improved line of popular anti-parasite products, just in time for one of the worst flea seasons in recent memory. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 "With spring and summer right around the corner, Hartz® is thrilled to announce the arrival of our flea and tick prevention products," said a Hartz® spokesman. "Thanks to these new items, pet owners can...

2012-04-26 09:29:02

Study shows developing organisms can identify and fix abnormalities in head and face Developmental biologists at Tufts University have identified a "self-correcting" mechanism by which developing organisms recognize and repair head and facial abnormalities. This is the first time that such a mechanism has been reported for the face and the first time that this kind of flexible, corrective process has been rigorously analyzed through mathematical modeling. The research, reported in the...

2012-04-10 06:28:04

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Garden & Pet recently announced the launch of the Bio Spot® Smart Shield(TM) Applicator, a breakthrough topical flea and tick control delivery device with an exclusive, patent-pending design providing a more convenient, secure and confident way to protect pets from fleas and ticks. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-04-10 02:26:57

TEMPE, Arizona, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spectrum Group, a global leader of diagnostic and treatment solutions for allergy (SPOT Test) & recurrent bacterial infections (becSCREEN(TM)), has announced its partnership with Biogal-Galed Labs to bring VacciCheck(TM) to the US pet market. "We, as pet advocates and partners with the veterinary, rescue and boarding communities see this as an ideal opportunity to provide the industry with a product that can assist in...

2012-04-07 23:03:09

Pet flea collars alone are sometimes not enough to correct the situation, and Planet Amazing has a low-cost natural non-toxic flea treatment called Flea Shredder that can help. Even then, it might be time to call an animal control person. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Flea infestations are annoying and expensive says Planet Amazing researcher Justin Douglas. What people may not realize is that left untreated, flea infestations can grow in the yard and the home to massive levels, with literally...


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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