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Salmonella Bacteria in Pet Food – More Than Just Raw Food

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Salmonella Bacteria in Pet Food – More Than Just Raw Food The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states approximately 42,000 cases ofsalmonellosis are reported in the United States annually.  More so, the milder cases that do not get reported can multiply that […]

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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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Reduce the Potential for Zoonotic Disease Transmission

Photo of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus Photo Credit CDC

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet columnon petMD. What makes a kid-friendly pet? From my standpoint as a clinical practice veterinarian, kid-friendly pets are those that won’t directly traumatize a child or spread illness. Pets always have the potential to traumatize a child by scratching, biting, or pushing one over. Additionally, […]

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How Proper Planning, Veterinary Exams, and Fecal Testing Facilitate Successful Canine Adoption

Photo of Cardiff Palm Springs Mountains

This article appeared on petMD as part of Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet series. Upon hearing a family or individual discuss a plan to give the gift of canine life as a holiday present, I experience an unusual psychic shift: I am transported out of my body into a dreamscape reminiscent of a scene from […]

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