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  • Cats and Toxoplasmosis

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    Have you ever heard that handling litterboxes is dangerous for pregnant women? It’s true that everyone, especially pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, should take precautions against toxoplasmosis, which can be transmitted by cats. A local vet discusses toxoplasmosis below. What Is Toxoplasmosis? First, it’s important to understand that not all cats have toxoplasmosis. Cats can contract it by eating rodents, birds, or other small animals infected by the parasite Toxoplasma. The parasite … Read More »

  • Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Cats

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    As you may have noticed, cats are very, very good at getting comfortable. However, while Fluffy can certainly manage to sleep in some very awkward positions, she isn’t quite as good at cooling herself off. In fact, hot weather can be very dangerous to our feline buddies! Fluffy has a fur coat on, and really doesn’t have any effective ways to cool herself down if she overheats. Read on as a local vet lists some … Read More »

  • Helping Your Dog Get Through Mosquito Season

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    Hot weather tends to bring with it a few pet hazards, one of which is outdoor pests. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance to us humans—they can bite our canine companions as well! Read on to find out more about the dangers these pests pose and how to keep your four-legged friend safe from harm. Mosquito Bites A dog’s coat of fur does offer some protection against mosquito bites, but mosquitoes can still bite … Read More »

  • Recognizing and Treating Kennel Cough in Dogs

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    Kennel cough is a term used to describe canine bronchitis, an inflammation of a dog’s windpipe and respiratory system. It’s similar to a chest cold in us humans, and it’s very contagious to other dogs. Learn more as a Davis County veterinarian answers your questions below. How Did My Dog Get Kennel Cough? Since kennel cough is so contagious between dogs, your dog probably caught the infection by being around other dogs. It’s spread directly … Read More »

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