Being that up to 164 million people in America own a dog or a cat, I’d say it’s safe to say there are many animal lovers that want to look after their animals and keep them safe. Let’s delve right in to a very common infection that can be contracted by your pet.
Heartworm Although the infection is commonly known as canine heartworm or dog heartworm, it can also infect cats and other types of animals. Although dogs can have more than 30 worms while cats tend to have less than six, how severe heartworm disease is in dogs depends on how many worms it has and just one or two can make a cat very sick.
- How does it spread? The mediator for this disease is the mosquito. The mosquito will bite a dog that is already infected and ingest a larvae whic
Are you a dog or cat person? While some people profess to like all kinds of animals, studies show that many people have a distinct preference when it comes to dogs or cats. In fact, by a 70% to 20% margin, the majority of Americans describe themselves as “dog persons” rather than “cat persons.” No matter what type of animal you prefer, owning a pet clearly has benefits for the owner. According to a survey of 1,000 family doctors and general practitioners, 97% of doctors polled believe there are health benefits of pet ownership. In addition, 60% recommend a pet to improve overall health.
Whether you own a pet for companionship or as part of a healthy lifestyle, pet owners know that they also have a responsibility to keep the pets themselves healthy. Beginning with the mandatory vaccinations required for
Do you know when to spay your dog? Spaying or neutering your pet is highly beneficial for their health, the owner’s peace of mind and even the safety of the people around them. Everything from behavior to physical health is improved by taking your pet to an affordable spay and neuter clinic. The procedure is thorough, short, affordable and permanent. If you live in Arizona and your pets are starting to mature, keep reading to learn more about why you should spay and neuter your pets:
Improve Your Pet’s Health
Did you know that neutering your male pet will prevent testicular cancer if done early on? Spaying your pet has also been found to prevent uterine infections and different types of breast cancer, which can be fatal.