Articles by Dr. Lorie Huston

Dr. Lorie was a wonderful veterinarian and a friend. She was a certified veterinary journalist, pet health/pet care expert, author/freelance writer/blogger, and blogging/SM/SEO consultant. It was a big loss for the pet world when she passed away in September 2015. It is my honor that her contributions to my blog can be part of her legacy. Learn more about Dr. Lorie.
Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a severe, potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease that infects dogs.  Puppies and young dogs are most susceptible and tend to have the most severe infections. However, dogs of any age that are unprotected against parvovirus can get the disease. Symptoms of parvovirus in dogs Parvovirus attacks the intestinal tract, essentially destroying the inner lining of the intestines. Symptoms…

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Lyme Disease in Dogs: Lyme Is Lame (Pun Intended)

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that affects both dogs and people. You cannot get Lyme disease directly from your dog. But you can get Lyme disease from the same ticks that transmit the disease to your dog. This fact makes Lyme disease an important disease for both of you. Deer tick. Photo Today’s Homeowner.  What is Lyme Disease? Lyme…

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Canine Leptospirosis: Your Dog and Leptospirosis Infection

Canine Leptospirosis: Your Dog and Leptospirosis Infection

Leptospirosis is a disease that is seen worldwide. It affects many types of animals, both wild and domestic, including dogs, rats, and other rodents, raccoons, skunks, deer, and many others. Leptospirosis can also infect people, making the disease even more troublesome. Cats can be infected but feline infection is rare. Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria known as a spirochaete…

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Canine Heartworm Infection: Don’t Let Heartworm Become A Heartbreak!

Canine Heartworm Infection: Don’t Let Heartworm Become A Heartbreak!

Keeping your pet healthy requires regular preventive health care. Timely administration of heartworm preventive medication is one of the preventive measures that all dog owners should be practicing. What are heartworms? Heartworms are mosquito-borne parasites that live in the heart and blood vessels of an infected dog. These worms cause damage, often significant damage, to the cardiovascular structures and can…

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