Cases of Canine Upper Respiratory Disease being seen

One vet clinic in Raleigh has seen more than 170 cases of coughing dogs in the past month. Cases started popping up in late July and early August in dogs who are highly social like those who frequent dog parks, day camps and social spots in downtown Raleigh. The highly contagious illness is spread from dog to dog, not to or from humans. Dogs only have to be 10 to 12 centimeters apart to spread it. Dogs who’ve been given bordetella and influenza vaccines don’t have as severe of symptoms, but Doctors are begging dog owners not to take your dogs to dog parks or day camps or social spots for a few weeks until the cycle can be broken.

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Why Dogs and Cats Need Heartworm Protection

Heartworm Disease is a disease caused by worms that damage various organs by speading through the bites of mosquitoes, which is a vital concern for every pet parent. Prevention is an important part of providing essential care, and heartworm disease prevention for pets is something every parent can provide.

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Spring Pet Safety Tips

It looks like spring is finally here to stay and with it comes all the things that we like to do once the weather gets warmer (more…)

Winter Health Tips

 

Colder weather means it is time to “winterize” your animals. Here are some tips from the NC State Veterinary Hospital for keeping your animals comfortable, healthy, and safe this winter.

 

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Why do I need to bring my pet in for an annual checkup?

Sadly, our pets cannot tell us how they are feeling.  (more…)

Fall Safety Tips For Your Pet

It’s that time of year….cooler temperatures, beautiful colors….As we bring summer to a close and welcome in the fall, remember these fall tips to help keep your pets safe and healthy. (more…)

Parvovirus-Is your dog covered?

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is a life threatening illness.  (more…)

The Truth About Ticks

You won’t find ticks jumping or flying or falling out of trees, but you will find them waiting to crawl on their host.  (more…)

Understanding the Risk of Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs, (more…)