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Let’s talk Ticks

Ticks are 8-legged parasites from the arachnid family that feed off the blood of animals and people in order to grow and reproduce. They can live anywhere, but they prefer moist, humid environments. Ticks lay their eggs on the ground, and their usual habitat is forests and fields. They are most active when the weather […]

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Everyone is Talking about Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a growing concern, you and your dog are at risk of contracting this serious disease if bitten by certain species of infected ticks.

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Fleas, Ticks & Worms- Ugh!

Is your pet at risk for any of the following ?:  Fleas  Ticks Worms  All of the above

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Hookworms

Hookworms are a troublesome and nasty parasite we occasionally see in our patients. There are three species of dog hookworms and three types of cat hookworms, but the most commonly seen types are Ancylostoma caninum in the dog and Ancylostoma tubaeforme in the cat. Hookworms live in the small intestine and shed eggs in feces […]

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Take A Bite Out of Fleas

Is your furry family member licking, chewing or scratching? Those pesky cat fleas are the most common parasitic insect to affect our pets. A flea can jump 100x its body length just to reach our cats and dogs! Each female flea then lays 40-50 eggs daily after just 24 hours of feeding. These tiny eggs […]

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COVID-19 Pet Advice Part 2: Managing Cats' Increased Stress Due to Changes at Home

As a veterinarian, cat lover, and cat owner, I like many, would love to believe my cats would love my constant attention, but alas cats, like us, need their space. 

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