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Expert Advice: Vet's Corner FDA Alert On Flea and Tick Products for Pets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert for the public and professionals (September 2018). The products mentioned in the warning are very popular flea and tick preventatives. Many veterinarians I spoke with regularly prescribe these products for their patients and have not been seeing cats or dogs with symptoms such as the ones […] | October 25, 2018
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […] | April 20, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Keep Your Dog Safe From Fleas and Ticks With These 10 Prevention Tips
It's that time of year again, folks. Flea and tick season is upon us, and nothing annoys a dog more than those pesky pests. Responsible dog owners know that their canine companion's warm and soft fur is like a personal paradise for these insects. But once they move in — and begin feeding on your […] | April 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Health New Studies on Ticks and Your Dog’s Health
In 2016, the American Kennel Club (AKC) launched its Canine Health Foundation (CHF) Tick-Borne Disease Research Initiative, and the research is continuing this year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the challenge to collect $250,000 in donations for this initiative, matched dollar-for-dollar by the AKC, was reached in 2016 and again in 2017. Putting these […] | March 1, 2018
Expert Advice: News Hurricane-Related Health Concerns for Dogs
Health concerns for pets should be on the minds of anyone living in hurricane-prone areas. Dogs are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Before a hurricane, dog owners should prepare not only for their own safety, but also for their pet's. 1. First Aid A canine first aid kit is essential for […] | September 8, 2017
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Rash on Belly
Rashes on dog bellies may look alarming and uncomfortable, but they are quite common. These rashes can have a variety of causes, from a simple bacterial skin infection to a more serious underlying condition, such as Cushing’s disease. If left untreated, your dog's rash could develop into an unpleasant skin infection that will require veterinary […] | August 29, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health 10 Best (and Worst) States for Your Pet’s Health
  There are plenty of lists that identify the best and worst states for human health, but what about for your dog? Dog lovers are now in luck, because has issued a ranking of the best and worst states for your dog's health. To determine how each state stacked up, researchers looked at data […] | August 21, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anaplasmosis in Dogs
  You’ve probably heard of Lyme disease. If you live in an area where Lyme is prevalent, your dog may even have gotten the Lyme vaccine. What you might not be aware of is that Lyme is not the only tick-borne disease that can affect dogs. Anaplasmosis is another tick-borne disease that can have serious […] | August 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Travel Hiking Gear for Your Canine Trail Mate
If your dog is the outdoorsy, adventurous type, he’s probably a great hiking partner. And, just as you bring along supplies for the human hikers in your group, there's some gear you’ll want for your dog, as well. He can even carry some of his own supplies!   Trail Packs Start by equipping him with […] | July 28, 2017
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Expert Advice: Home 6 Ways Your Yard Can Harm Your Dog
Your yard can be your oasis, but it can also be a land mine of potential hazards to your dog. Whether you’re looking for a new house or want to spruce up your current backyard, there are a number of risks you should pay attention to in order to keep your furry friend safe. 1. […] | July 10, 2017

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