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Heartworms in Texas

Heartworms are a parasitic worm transmitted by mosquitoes, about the size of a piece of spaghetti, that live in the right side of the heart and associated blood vessels. It takes only a single bite from a mosquito carrying the parasite to contract the disease. Dogs and cats respond differently to heartworm infection. Dogs frequently get large numbers of worms in their hearts that can literally choke off blood flow and generally lead to slow, progressive heart failure and lung lesions.

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Cats and Poisonous Plants

Cats will chew on plants. And, because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. Therefore, if you are going to have plants in your house, or if you let your cat out in your yard, you need to be able to accurately identify the poisonous plants to which your cat will be exposed. When in doubt, however, it is best to remove the plant from your home.

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FREE BATHS OR NAIL TRIMS!

April showers not only bring May flowers, they bring dirty pets!

Schedule an appointment for preventative pet vaccines (not including bordetella) and well care between now and April 25, 2016 and receive a complimentary bath (dogs only) OR nail trim (dogs & cats).

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Pet First Aid Tips

Pets are an important part of many families, and April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to ensure you have the skills to take care of your furry family member.

Pet First Aid Tips

Do you know what to do during a pet emergency? Here are some common emergency tips:

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FLEAS

You may not know that your pet has fleas until their number increases to the point that your pet is obviously uncomfortable. Signs of flea problems range from mild redness to severe scratching that can lead to open sores and skin infections (“hot spots”). One of the first things you may notice on a pet with fleas is “flea dirt”—the black flea droppings left on your pet’s coat. You may not actually see the fleas themselves, but they can still be on your pet and in the environment.

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Pet Food Recall

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The following image was copied in good faith by The Dog Food Advisor from Smallbatch Pets’ website and may not be a true representation of the recalled product.

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Ear Mites

What are ear mites?

Ear mites are mites that live in the ears of animals and humans. The most commonly seen species in veterinary medicine is Otodectes cynotis  This species, despite its name, is also responsible for 90% of ear mite infections in cats.

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