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The Truth About Heartworm: How to Protect Your Dog from This Deadly Parasite

Heartworm is a small, thread-like parasitic roundworm that could threaten the life of your furry companion. It is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae and will gradually wreak havoc on your pet’s health.

Diet and Nutrition for Dogs: What to Feed Them and What to Avoid

Each canine is different, so there’s really no set formula for what to put in their bowl. But there are a few general guidelines you can keep in mind when feeding your furry friend.

What Is Gastropexy Surgery?

Like humans, our dogs can also experience bloating. But unlike us, bloating in dogs is more than just uncomfortable. It could be life-threatening. Gastropexy surgery is a procedure to treat bloat, medically termed gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV).

Why Is Parasite Prevention Important for Pets?

The American Veterinary Medical Association always reminds pet parents to practice parasite prevention. This simple routine can inhibit many health conditions, some of which can jump to humans. Preventing parasites from taking over can maintain the health of your pets and your household. Here are the important points of parasite prevention.

The Link Between Diet and Doggy Dental Health: How What You Feed Your Pet Can Affect Their Teeth and Gums

A standard recommendation for maintaining your dog's dental health is daily brushing. However, it can be challenging to maintain this habit over a long time. This leaves your dog in danger of dental problems. It is especially true since their dental health is affected by the type of food they eat.

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