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Be Aware: Ticks Are Still out There!

Fall can be one of the best seasons for getting you and your pet outside and into the fresh fall air. However, be aware that ticks are still out there, waiting, and looking for the perfect host for their next meal.

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Map Displaying Areas at Risk for Ticks in Nova Scotia

While there once were specific areas in the province that were known to be at higher risk for ticks, it now seems to have become more of a general, widespread issue.

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Tapeworm in Pets

Tapeworm is a commonly diagnosed parasite in both our feline and canine friends, but is more common in any outdoor cat that is prone to hunting. Often obtained by either ingesting a flea or from hunting, but can also be contracted via ingesting infected fecal matter, or contaminated water. Tapeworm resides in the small intestine […]

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Roundworm: What’s in Your Dog’s Poop?

When we hear about intestinal parasites we often think of tapeworm, but there are other types of worms that are commonly found in our pet’s feces. One of these is Roundworm (or ascarids), they are intestinal parasites that live inside of and feed off of animal’s intestines. They look very similar to spaghetti or vermicelli, […]

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Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm (Dirofilaria Immitis) is a parasite that mainly infects dogs, but can also infect cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes and in rare cases humans. These worms live in the cardiovascular system, specifically in the arteries that lead from the heart to the lungs. They compromise the flow of blood through the body simply by slowly clogging […]

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The Risks of Being an Outdoor Cat

Cats are curious creatures who love to roam and explore. The outside world is full of birds to hunt, trees to climb and sun patches to roll in - so why doesn’t everyone let their cat go outside?

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