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Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

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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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Microchipping Dogs Now Compulsory in England

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Microchipping dogs is now compulsory under new English law. The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 states that from the 6th April 2016, all dogs over the age of 8 weeks must be fitted with a microchip. This new law affects England, Scotland and Wales. Failure to comply with this new regulation could result in a criminal prosecution and a £500 …

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Xylitol and Dogs: The Emerging Sweetener Proven to be Toxic

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The toxic relationship between xylitol and dogs has become more of a problem over the last few years. Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener that is harmless to humans but is toxic to dogs. As xylitol has gained popularity as a food additive, the number of cases of xylitol poisoning in dogs has increased. Xylitol is similar to sugar, but has fewer calories, a much …

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13 Popular but Toxic Plants for Cats

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It’s Poison Prevention Week, so we’re looking at common pet poisons found around the home. In this article, we’re looking at ornamental plants that are poisonous to cats. Below is our roundup of the 13 most toxic plants for cats. See also our top 10 cat poisons roundup. Ornamental plants can be found in homes across the nation. They help reduce stress, promote well-being and improve …

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10 Cat Poisons That May Surprise You

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It’s Poison Prevention Week, so we’re going to be looking at pet poisons found around the home. In this article, we’re listing some of the more common poisons that affect cats. Below is our roundup of the ten most common cat poisons. See our top 10 dog poisons. The 10 Most Reported Cat Poisons Dog Flea Products (Permethrin) Flea and tick products marketed for dogs …

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