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Hospice Care For Pets

Wikipedia’s definition of Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. In Western society, the concept of hospice has been evolving in Europe since the 11th …

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New Puppy Information

Are you thinking about adopting a new puppy? Here’s what the ASPCA has to offer for tips on how to make sure your home is “puppy-ready”. Top 10 Things To Do Before You Bring Your New Dog Home Congratulations, you’re getting a new dog! Your first job as a new pet parent is to prep …

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New Kitten Information

Are you thinking about adopting a new kitten? Here’s what the ASPCA has to offer for tips on how to make sure your home is “kitten-ready” Top 10 Things To Do Before You Bring Your New Cat Home Congratulations, the cat’s out of the bag! You’ve just entered into a wonderful relationship that’s bound to …

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease or (Borreliosis) is a tickborne, bacterial disease of domestic animals and humans. Areas of greatest incidence in the USA include the Atlantic seaboard, upper midwest, and Pacific coast. Borreliosis also is seen in Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere. The importance of borreliosis as a zoonotic disease is increasing; although the incidence of disease …

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Kennel Cough

(Infectious tracheobronchitis) Infectious tracheobronchitis results from inflammation of the upper airways. What is kennel cough? It is a mild, self-limiting disease but may progress to fatal bronchopneumonia in puppies or to chronic bronchitis in debilitated adult or aged dogs. The illness spreads rapidly among susceptible dogs housed in close confinement (eg, veterinary hospitals or kennels). …

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Canine Parvovirus

Dr. Lila Miller, D.V.M., Sr. Director, Animal Sciences and Vet Advisor, ASPCA Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in dogs under 6 months of age. It first appeared in the late 1970s, and is now one of the most common serious dog disease …

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Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

Heartworm (HW) infection is caused by a filarial organism, Dirofilariaimmitis. At least 70 species of mosquitos can serve as intermediate hosts; Aedes , Anopheles , and Culex are the most common genera acting as vectors. Patent infections are possible in numerous wild and companion animal species. Wild animal reservoirs include wolves, coyotes, foxes, California gray …

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