Infections

Heartworm Infection in Dogs: Reading About Heartworm Is One Thing; Watching A Dog Suffer Is Another

Heartworm Infection in Dogs: Reading About Heartworm Is One Thing; Watching A Dog Suffer Is Another

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 lead to serious illness in the infected dog. In severe cases, heartworms can be fatal. Ashley agreed to share her first-hand experience with heartworm infection. Newton’s story It is one thing…

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Canine Viral Infections—Parvo: Cosmo’s Battle with Parvovirus

Canine Viral Infections—Parvo: Cosmo’s Battle with Parvovirus

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is one of the big questions. However, even the experts who believe that we are over-vaccinating our dogs agree that there are at least three infections for which vaccination is a must. These are rabies, parvovirus, and canine distemper. Canine parvovirus Canine parvovirus is an acute, highly contagious disease that is often deadly,…

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Your Dog And Infections: Alien Invasion

Your Dog And Infections: Alien Invasion

As long as your dog lives in this world, they can get an infection. Infections are always waiting for their opportunity. The dog’s immune system is designed to fight off these potential invaders, but some infections are harder to deal with than others. The ability of your dog’s immune system to tackle fight infection depends on their overall health. Stressful events…

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