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Powassan Virus

Powassan (POW) virus is transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Approximately 60 cases of POW virus disease were reported in the United States over the past 10 years. Most cases have occurred in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory loss. Long-term neurologic problems may occur.

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Canine Influenza (dog flu)

What is canine influenza (dog flu)?

Dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by a specific Type A influenza virus referred to as a “canine influenza virus.” This is a disease of dogs, not of humans.

What is a canine influenza virus?

The “canine influenza virus” is an influenza A H3N8 influenza virus (not a human influenza virus) that was originally an equine (horse) influenza virus. This virus has spread to dogs and can now spread between dogs.

How long has canine influenza been around?

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Lyme Disease

What is Lyme Disease? Veterinarians are asked this question regularly.  It is a very serious disease.  Please contact us to learn about how your pet can be protected.

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Animal Cruelty

Next month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  If you are aware of cases of animal cruelty, please call the police or call us and we will help you identify the best course of action. Below are some suggestions of what to look for from the Humane Society.

Animal neglect

Animal neglect comprises the vast majority of cruelty cases to which animal control officers respond. Animal neglect can take on many forms, including:

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Spring, Heartworms and Pets

It’s March—springtime is around the corner! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain…

The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms. And all it takes is one mosquito to bite your pet to become infected.

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Cat and Dog Nutrition

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services jointly created the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to address proper nutrition and the prevention of diet-related diseases in people. The nutrition and health experts in both departments re-evaluate current science and medical knowledge every 5 years and use that information to revise the guidelines when necessary.

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