The Scoop on Poop!

Why are we so preoccupied with checking your pet’s poop? Consider the following facts: Most pets are born with roundworms. Roundworms and hookworms carried by pets can infect people.  These infections have been known to cause eye disease leading to blindness in an eye in some people that are infected (primarily children). Hookworms can penetrate…

Heartworm in Dogs—the Big Picture

What is Heartworm? Heartworm is a worm that is about the size of angel hair pasta that grow inside the right side of the heart and major blood vessels of the lungs.  Dogs, wild canids (fox, coyote, wolves), ferrets, cats, some other small mammals, sea lions and even very rarely people can become infected with…

Transition to Interceptor Plus

Heartgard is an oral heartworm preventative which is recommended to be given once monthly on a year round basis.  It prevents heartworm disease as well as a few intestinal parasites.  The medication comes in a beef flavored chew and is generally well tolerated by dogs. Though we have used Heartgard successfully for years, the hospital…