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Helping Your Dog Get Through Mosquito Season

June 15, 2017
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Hot weather tends to bring with it a few pet hazards, one of which is outdoor pests. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance to us humans—they can bite our canine companions as well! Read on to find out more about the dangers these pests pose and how to keep your four-legged friend safe from harm. Mosquito Bites A dog’s coat of fur does offer some protection against mosquito bites, but mosquitoes can still bite … Read More »

Busting the Tick Myths

May 07, 2014
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As I look back at the past few weeks posts, I notice a recurring theme of lyme disease and tick prevention. This topic, clearly important enough to mention over and over, is still something many people are confused about.  We have come across the attached “tick myth handout” that we hope answers many of the questions, old wives tales, and misinformation. We recommend using flea and tick prevention year round, in addition to monthly heartworm … Read More »

Heartworm Disease

April 08, 2014
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Last week we posted about lyme disease and our friend Abigail. This week we are talking about another disease that the heartworm/lyme blood panel tests for – heartworm disease! Many people think heartworm is not something that we need to worry about much in the Northeast and that it is rare that dogs contract it. This is a myth! We have seen a rise in heartworm positive patients in the past few years. Dr. Cannan’s … Read More »

Abigail – Happy Birthday!

March 25, 2014
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I am happy to write our blog post this week because today is one of our team member’s pets’ birthday. Abigail is a Pug/Pekinese mix that was adopted by Tracie, one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians about 3 years ago. Abigail was brought in to our office to be euthanized because she was acting aggressive towards people in her home. Upon examination and diagnostics, Dr. Cannan found out she had Lyme disease. The original owners … Read More »


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