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Assessing Your Pets’ Quality of Life

Euthanasia is the tragedy all pet owners sign on for.  No one thinks about it when they get their bouncy puppies and kittens but it is often an important part of responsible pet ownership. When is the time right? It is a difficult decision that should be discussed with all members of the family and […]

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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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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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