April is Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month. Its goal: to increase awareness of the risks and encourage pet owners to take precautions. Although it has been found in every state, Lyme is most prevalent in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Ticks are bloodsucking external parasites that feed on humans, wild and domestic mammals, birds, reptiles […]

Rabbits are very easy to love, but not as easy to care for. Kept in a cage all day, they have no choice but to sit there and do nothing. Give a rabbit the freedom to roam your house or backyard, however, and they will leave no stone unturned. They are inquisitive animals to the […]

Feline leukemia virus affects a cat in many ways. It is the most common cause of cancer in cats, it may cause various blood disorders, and it may lead to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat’s ability to protect itself against other infections. The same bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that may […]

Heartworm is an insidious disease that affects cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada. Spread by mosquitoes, areas most heavily populated by these insects have an even greater incidence of the disease, but veterinary experts suggest year-round prevention regardless of where you live. These lethal parasites can grow up to one foot in […]

Once again, new flowers will burst into life, plants will thrive, and a sweet fragrance will fill the air. And so will the symptoms of seasonal allergies – for animals and humans alike. Blooming plants, grasses and flowers can trigger allergic reactions, called atopy, in dogs and cats. Similar to hay fever, pets with such […]