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Do you suspect that your dog may have mites? Do you want to know how to check your pet for mites? If so, you should look for signs of mite infestation rather than trying to look for the mites themselves. The truth is that mites are very tiny, making them almost impossible to spot without a microscope or otoscope.
Seeing dogs shaking their head and scratching their ears is not an unusual sight. Some even consider it to be a normal canine habit. However, there are times when this can indicate a problem. If your dog is scratching their ears more than usual, it could indicate that they are suffering from mite infestation.
Summer is a time of year that is synonymous with being outdoors. Dogs and their owners spend hours enjoying the weather. However, along with all the fun comes all the pesky pests. This is flea and tick season and many pet owners know how the pests cause problems for their canine companions. The pet’s warm and furry body provides a perfect environment for insects. Once the pests move in, they begin to feed on the pet’s blood and this causes different health problems.
Heartworm disease is common in dogs. The parasite that causes this disease can cause extensive health issues to your pet. In some serious cases, infected dogs end up dying. It is vital that pets, especially dogs, should be on preventive medication against heartworms. Dog owners are encouraged to take their furry friends for heartworm testing after every 12 months. Early detection drastically raises your dog’s chances of survival