Click here to learn more.
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
Fleas, heartworms, and other parasites can cause serious illness in your beloved
cats and dogs. Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent them from invading your pets and your home.
Fleas not only infest your pet and your home, but they can cause extreme allergic reactions that require costly and extensive treatment for your beloved pet. Heartworm disease can be difficult to treat, and can be fatal if not diagnosed early enough. Fortunately, there are effective ways to protect your pets from these nasty freeloaders.
This potentially fatal illness affects both cats and dogs and, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), roughly one million dogs are diagnosed with it every year despite its being nearly 100 percent preventable.
While many people think of fleas as simply a huge annoyance (which they certainly are), these tiny bloodsuckers can pose serious health risks, particularly to young or allergic pets so constant vigilance is your best weapon.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Juice had such a wonderful time during
his night away from an animal shelter that
he started crying when he…
Hypothyroidism is a common hormonal
disorder in middle-aged and senior dogs
that can be difficult to diagnose.
Here are the essentials to pack for your
camping canine, from critical safety items
to helpful booties and…
If a kitty bonks you with her forehead, is
she merely saying hello or has she been
watching too much pro wrestling?
The APBT has a formidable reputation
and appearance, but he is meant to be a
dog who loves and accepts people.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.
Visit HealthyPet magazine for interviews with pet-loving celebrities, health advice from our experts, training tips and…
Thank you for subscribing.