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Guard Your Pet’s Heart: Why Prevention Just Makes Sense

4/9/2018

The heartworm parasite presents a serious and sometimes fatal threat to companion animals. Unfortunately, it is not difficult for your pet to be infected, and it’s difficult to treat in dogs. There is no heartworm treatment for cats.

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Pet Health Checklist: 4 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Spring

3/14/2018

Our recent winter is one we're looking forward to leaving behind, and it officially ends this month. As you look forward to spring, the Bedford Animal Hospital veterinary team encourages you to take a few minutes to consider seasonal hazards from your pet’s perspective. By taking the time to pet-proof your home and yard, as well as being proactive with parasite prevention, you and your pet can fully enjoy the season together!

 

Fleas - An "Ick" to Avoid

 

As the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outdoors with your pet, keep in mind that the flea population increases with the warm weather. Since fleas require a living host for survival, your dog or cat is an easy target. Fleas tend to attach themselves to your pet’s ears, underbelly, tail, and paws. Common indications of fleas include excessive itching, bleeding or oozing skin, biting, chewing, and licking at the skin. Additionally, you may notice "black pepper" appearing specks, which may be "flea dirt". It’s essential to ensure your pet is protected from the misery of fleas and a possible severe allergic reaction to flea saliva.

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In it Together - Devoted Resolutions

1/22/2018

It’s a new year, and you have vowed to get in shape and improve your health. Although you might have made this resolution before only to fall back into old habits before the end of January, you mean it this time. The good news is that having a pet gives you even more motivation to achieve better health. Not only does the love of your furry companion give you the incentive to take better care of yourself, but it encourages you to improve your pet’s health as well.

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