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April: TICK Awareness Month

Tick facts on the Eastern Shore: Ticks are related to spiders They are blood sucking parasites that make their homes on a variety of mammals and birds Until recent years, the ticks we harvested from pets on the Eastern Shore were mostly the harmless groundhog tick (Ixodes Cookei) Now, there are more sinister deer (black-legged) […]

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Strange Facts About Parasites

Indoor cats can get worms Did you know? 15 percent of plant potting soil contains hookworm or roundworm eggs, or both, according to a study in the Veterinary Record (Feb. 18, 2006). Cats can also get tapeworms from eating infected fleas. Adult fleas can be infected with the tapeworm cyst and when ingested and then digested, the […]

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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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