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How Can Parasites Put Your Pet’s Life In Danger?

Many of us have pets at home and these lovely creatures sometimes may get sick. People love to keep birds, fish, dogs, cats and other pets. Some even like to keep spiders and snakes.
In this article we are going to talk about pets that suffer from parasites although they may seem to be healthy. There is an undeniable fact that some parasites such as: giardiasis, amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, ectoparasite, endoparasite and so on put our pet’s life in danger. These parasites infect the gut epithelial cells and prolong their existence inside the intestines.
The cucumber tapeworm is a kind of parasite that is infective to the pet’s hosts. This type of parasite causes diarrhea and restiveness. How …

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Managing a Pet’s Pain With Medicine

Not too long ago, veterinarians though pain served a purpose and was not to be treated in animals. They believed that pain was a natural way to keep an animal still and quiet so they could heal. However, today the thought is much different. Veterinarians now see that animal’s suffer much as humans do and that pain is not necessary as part of treatment for an illness or injury.
The New Idea about Pain
The AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats is a guide to pan treatment in animals. These guidelines explain the importance of using pain management to help in the recovery process and help reduce stress on the animal and generally make the …

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Using Heartworm Medicines Monthly

Heartworms are a big issue at the moment. Heartworm medicine has seen a surge in use, partly due to the increases in the number of mosquitoes in certain areas and partly because of the renewed publicity. So how do you treat for heartworms?
In the past many people gave a daily pill to prevent heartworms growing. Now it is much simpler and all that is needed is a monthly pill or spot in type of application. Heartworm pills are the most common form used with Heartgard leading the way in the number of sales.
By using a monthly treatment you are sure to prevent the worms from ever developing to a dangerous size. When they are young …

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Take the Bite Out of Pet Dental Care

There’s more to cleaning your dog or cat’s teeth than meets the nose! There is no doubt you want your furry friend to have fresh clean breath, but just like in people, teeth that have been not been cared for properly can eventually cause heart problems in animals.
For the sake of prevention, it certainly won’t hurt to take your little buddy in for an oral care checkup after they are a couple of years old. Your veterinarian may suggest that you do yearly cleanings and checkups after that, or you they may tell you that it doesn’t have to be that frequent, as is often the case for larger dog breeds.
During these visits, there will …

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Should You Consider Alternative Medicine For Pets? Find Out Now

Alternative medicine for pets is about two important things.
1. Treating and preventing health problems that commonly affect pet animals like dogs and cats using natural remedies.
2. Strengthening their immune system and increasing their vitality so that they stay healthy for a long time.
Why consider alternative pet health supplements?
Alternative medications, herbal and homeopathic medications in particular, are very effective. Unlike most other types of medications, they do not treat just the symptoms of a health problem. They also treat the cause of the problem. Also, these medications mostly contain herbs and other medicinal plants which are completely natural. So, unlike some prescription drugs, they do not cause any allergic reactions or other such side effects.
What to …

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Ticks – Becoming Aware of the Dangers to Your Pet

In recent years, pet owners have been informed of the heightened risk that their beloved pets can be exposed to the dangers associated with ticks. I am sure that most of us are aware that ticks are responsible for the spread of several diseases; however, what you may not already know is that the number of ticks in our surrounding environments has been on the rise. Therefore, your pets have an increasing chance of becoming infected by a tick.
There are several contributing factors which have contributed to the sudden increased reproduction of ticks. Previously, ticks were considered a seasonal pest; therefore, associated diseases were mainly spread during the summer months. However, due to a trend …

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Get Some Aromatherapy For Your Pet

Pets can enjoy the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy as much as humans can. Aside from possibly eliminating bad odors and giving your pet a pleasant perfume, essential oils also serve many practical functions such as boosting your pet’s immune system, fighting off bacteria and viruses, preventing the growth of yeasts and molds and repelling insects.
Aromatherapy is used by enthusiasts, groomers and pet salons to trea mild ailments such as skin inflammations, itchy skin ear infections, rashes, bad breath, flatulence and motions sickness. Psychologically, certain oils also have a calming or relaxing effect on animals. For example lavender oil not only helps kitties repel insects but it also makes them feel sleepy or content. Roman chamomile …

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