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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm is no joke, this serious condition can cause heart failure, lung disease, severe organ damage, or even death for pets infested with the elusive parasites. Dogs and cats are both potential hosts for heartworms, though the former are at greater risk from the parasite. In this post, our Sacramento vets espouse the virtues of preventive medicine against heartworms and similar parasites.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Sacramento vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

You might be surprised to learn that annual fecal exams are quite possibly the best step you can take to keep your pet safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give our Sacramento vets a chance to diagnose internal parasites before they cause more serious health complications.

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Sacramento vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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