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High-Rise Syndrome in Cats: Why Open Windows Can Be Dangerous

High-rise syndrome cats

During the warmer months, many homes are quick to open windows. However, cat owners should be aware of the dangers an open window can pose to their pets. A phenomenon called high-rise syndrome is to blame. High-rise syndrome is also used to describe the injuries cats sustain when falling from a height. A fall from the second floor (7m+) or above can be dangerous. Cats falling …

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Canine Babesiosis: An Emerging Threat to UK Dogs

Dermacentor reticulatus causes canine babesiosis

Canine babesiosis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia spp. Ticks carrying the Babesia parasite transmit it to dogs when they fed on their blood. Babesia infection leads to babesiosis. Until recently, this disease was rare in the UK, although commonly found across Europe and Central America. The main species currently affecting dogs in the UK is Babesia Canis. Babesia infects red blood cells, leading …

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Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

lyme disease in dogs

Lyme disease in dogs was first discovered in 1984. It is a disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks transmit these bacteria when they feed. The primary vector is the tick species Ixodes. Lyme disease can affect many animals, including dogs and humans. The number of tick-related infections is increasing each year. A warming climate and the migration of people is helping spread ticks and …

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How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

How to remove a tick from a dog

Searches for ‘How to Remove a Tick from a Dog’ peak each Spring. This is the time when tick infestations increase. High humidity and lots of rainfall make tall vegetation a perfect place for ticks to thrive. Dogs can pick up ticks from vegetation during walks or even from the garden. Ticks can spread disease such as Lyme Disease or babesiosis. …

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