Tick Protection in San Antonio

Ticks haven’t always been touted as a serious concern in Texas. However, in the past few years, tick populations seem to be growing. Common ticks in Texas include the Lone Star tick, the American dog tick, the brown dog tick, and the black-legged tick. These ticks are known carriers of several tick-borne diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. While these diseases are treatable if caught early, they can leave lingering side effects. Tick protection is the only way to fully prevent tick diseases from affecting the life of your pet and your family. Our animal
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Summer Pet Safety in San Antonio

San Antonio gets particularly hot weather in the summers, but that’s not news to you! What may be more interesting to learn is how this heat affects your pet. Dogs and cats can’t sweat like we do, so their capacity for heat is lower. While cats are typically indoors and can enjoy the AC just like you, your dog is a different matter. They require exercise, play time, and relieve themselves outside. For them, the heat is inescapable, but you can help them make it more bearable! Additionally, parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes (which carry heartworms) are more
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What Is Canine Influenza Virus?

What Is Canine Influenza Virus? There are many causes of kennel cough, both bacterial and viral. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the viral causes of kennel cough. This highly contagious respiratory disease has affected thousands of dogs in the United States. Because CIV is a relatively new virus, most dogs have not been exposed to it before. Dogs of any age, breed, and vaccine status are susceptible to this infection. How Could My Dog Catch Canine Influenza Virus? CIV is easily transmitted between dogs through a combination of aerosols, droplets, and direct contact with respiratory secretions. The virus does not
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