Mosquito 101

This magnified image (above) is of a mosquito proboscis, or nose. So much for Eskimo kisses. (Note to self: Buy bug spray.) Slightly less scary is the leg.             Mosquitos and Your Dog If a mosquito carrying babies (called microfilariae) bites your dog, these microfilariae get injected into the bloodstream….

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Thinking Spring? Think Heartworm, Flea and Tick Prevention

It is time for the annual spring ritual in the pet world–heartworm, flea and tick prevention.  Here is what we recommend: Get a yearly blood test for your dog.  It isn’t just heartworms we are concerned about. Our 4-way test checks for Heartworm and 3 tick related diseases (Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis) with one…

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