Infectious Disease

Can Dogs Get The Flu?

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Can Dogs Get The Flu? Flu season is upon us. Since many forms of the Influenza virus exist there is no one vaccine available to prevent all flu viruses from infecting us.  Similarly, our pets are exposed to a variety of infectious organisms, […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Debunks Pet Pest Myths for AOL PawNation

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It was an honor to have AOL’s PawNation call upon me again to contribute my veterinary perspective to their audience. Previously, I did some Q & A via: Ask the Expert: Your Senior Pet (somewhat my speciality, as I take a holistic approach to the needs of my geriatric canine and feline patients in my house […]

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Summertime Tips to Keep Your Pet Disease Free

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This article originally appeared on my blog for Flexcin International, Inc. With proper planning and common sense, your pet can stay free from infectious organisms regardless of season or climate. Here are my top tips for pet disease prevention: Talk to your veterinarian about the regional and seasonal infectious diseases that could affect your pet. […]

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Ticks: Opportunistic Bloodsuckers and Vectors for Disease Transmission

One of these Lyme Disease spreading ticks could end up on you or your pet.

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on petMD. Now that you’ve gotten up to speed on the Clinical Signs, Infectious Diseases, and Natural Treatment Options for Fleas, let’s move onto the flea’s fellow blood-sucking proverbial cousin, the tick. Tick Appropriate Environments and Situational Opportunism Like fleas, ticks require the right combination of environmental […]

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Clinical Signs, Infectious Diseases, and Natural Treatment Options for Fleas

Some Dogs Prefer to Be Scratched Instead of Scratching Themselves

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’sThe Daily Vet column on petMD. Fleas are a subject of much disdain for people and pets alike. No pet owner wants to see their beloved Fido or Fluffy subjected to the blood sucking physiologic needs of the flea. Preventing flea infestation takes a consistent effort on behalf of the […]

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