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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 »

  • World Rabies Day

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    September 28 is World Rabies Day. Although rabies is not as widespread as it used to be, it’s still as deadly as ever. In fact, many people don’t realize just how dangerous this disease is. Rabies has a staggering 99.95% mortality rate, which makes it the deadliest disease in the world. Read on as a local vet discusses rabies. Rabies Basics Rabies, as you may know, can affect both people and pets. The disease is … 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 »

  • Citrus Fruits and Dogs

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    You probably already know that human foods like chocolate, candy, grapes, and raisins are toxic to our canine companions. You may not be aware that citrus fruits can also be added to that list! Learn more about the hazardous fruits below from a Cheney vet. Lemons & Limes Lemons and limes contain oils and chemical compounds that can upset a dog’s stomach if enough is ingested. Vomiting, diarrhea, and even sensitivity to light have been … Read More »

  • Springtime Allergies in Dogs

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    May is Allergy Awareness Month, and you may not be the only one to have to deal with the sniffling and sneezing that comes with this time of year! Dogs, too, can be affected by springtime allergies. Below, a Cheney veterinarian answers your questions. What is My Dog Reacting to? There are two main categories of allergens that your dog can react to: atopic, or topical, allergies, and flea allergies. Atopic allergies happen when your … Read More »

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