Health Care

Protect Your Dog from Canine Leishmaniasis: Virbac Releases CaniLeash Vaccine

Can cats spread canine parvovirus to dogs

The development of a canine leishmaniasis vaccine has been part of a research project spanning 20 years. Vetstream reports that finally an effective vaccine has been found. CaniLeash, developed by Virbac, is a proven, effective vaccination for dogs against leishmaniasis. A 93% success rate over a two year period has been achieved in the trials. This is great news for …

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Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms are flat worms that vary from a few inches to a few feet in length. They are segmented worms and each segment contains eggs. The head of the tapeworm will latch onto the wall of the small intestine and feed. It will detach a body segment containing eggs to be passed through with your dog’s feces. Often times, they …

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The Best Dog Roundworm Medications

It’s never a fun thing realizing that your pampered pooch has contracted roundworms. The average dog owner doesn’t realize that Fido has worms until he is cleaning the feces from the yard. So the job is nasty enough, but to come across canine stool with wiggling spaghetti-like creatures moving around is downright stomach-turning. For those of us who have experienced …

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Fleas on Dogs

Fleas on dogs are not uncommon. It can be a huge pain to deal with if the infestation gets out of control. If you’ve discovered your dog has fleas, you can guarantee they will be found around the house. Female fleas begin laying eggs after only 48 hours of feeding, and can lay up to 500 eggs each! It is important …

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All About Dog Vomit

Although it may be unpleasant, it is very important to understand why your dog may be vomiting. There are many reasons for dog vomiting. He may have eaten something spoiled, eaten too fast for his stomach to handle, or it could be because of a hidden illness. A dog’s stomach can only hold so much food and water at a time, …

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Dogs and Chocolate

Why is chocolate bad for dogs? Many people assume that the rumor about chocolate and dogs is actually an old wives’ tale. Although you won’t have to rush your dog to the veterinarian if he eats an M&M or two, chocolate is actually very toxic to dogs and can make your dog very sick. Chocolate contains a chemical stimulant called …

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Can Lysine Treat Cat Influenza?

Cat Influenza (or cat flu) is not an infection by the influenza virus like human flu. Instead, cat flu is the term used to describe a variety of upper respiratory tract diseases. In particular, feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is one particular virus that causes cat flu. Whilst there are other causes of cat flu, FHV-1 is particularly interesting. Typically, treating viral …

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