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Roundworms in Cats and Dogs | Pet Quest
Roundworms in Dogs and Cats
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on July 15, 2017

Roundworms are nasty parasites that are transmitted through fecal-contaminated soil and water to all living animals as well as humans. It lives in hosts of all ages which makes it a really serious problem for young pets and our children. The good news is that roundworms can be avoided with a monthly preventative. They are also easily treated with deworming medication.
Lyme Disease 1 | Pet Quest
Protecting Your Pet From Lyme Disease
Posted by Ryan Ferguson on May 10, 2016

Have you thought about protecting your pet yet? If not you should start now. Ticks are just around the corner with the warm weather. They are now out of hibernation and hitching a ride on wild animals right into our backyards. This means our pets are at risk. [Continue Reading]
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Roundworms | Pet Quest
Gastrointestinal Parasites In Dogs: Prevention and Treatment
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on July 8, 2017

Gastrointestinal parasites, which can make you and your pets sick, are an all too common health issue with our pets. Whenever you notice or suspect that your dog or cat is infested with parasites you need to take immediate action as these types of parasites can kill your pet.
Canine Flu | Pet Quest
A Dangerous Type of Canine Flu: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Dog
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on July 8, 2017

Did you know that back in 2015 a dangerous new type of canine flu was discovered? At that time more than 1,000 dogs became infected with this new type of flu. This new flu, named H3N2 is an Asian strain that most probably transported its way to North America when an infected dog was shipped from Korea. First appearing in the U.S. Midwest, this strain of flu is very hard to contain as no dogs in America have an immunity to this virus.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Flea Control | Pet Quest
Apple Cider Vinegar: A Natural Flea Preventative
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on July 1, 2017

Fleas are annoying, but every pet owner knows the pests are actually more than a nuisance—their bites can cause itching and irritation on your pets skin, and they carry a myriad of diseases, too. There are plenty of options available for killing fleas, but many contain chemicals and non-natural ingredients.
Dog Parks: 5 Serious Health Risks | Pet Quest
5 Health Risks Lurking at the Dog Park
Posted by Roger T. Duquette on July 1, 2017

Your local dog park can offer a barking, tail-wagging good time and great socialization for your dog. But before you and your pet head out for some off-leash fun, consider some of the health concerns that can crop up in dog parks. We studied several dog parks in the area and found that each of them possessed the same risks. Five of them were at the top and we share them here with you. Here they are: the 5 Health Risks Lurking at the Dog Park
Scratching Dog | Pet Quest
Natural Remedies for Mange in Dogs: Do They Exist?
Posted by Noah Aaron Singer on June 15, 2017

Mange causes bald spots, lesions and severe itching in dogs. And pet parents are searching for natural mange remedies to treat the unpleasant skin condition. But are natural treatments an effective option for dealing with mange? We checked in with some holistic veterinarians to find out.
Adrenal Medulla Tumors | Pet Quest
Adrenal Gland Cancer (Phoechromocytoma)
Posted by Roger Duquette on January 30, 2016

A pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland, which causes the glands to over produce certain types of hormones. This usually causes an increase in the heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate. These symptoms are intermittent (not present all of the time) because the hormones that cause them are not made all of the time or are made in low amounts. [>Continue Reading]
Sick Dog - Pet Health | Pet Quest
Whipworms in Dogs
Posted by Roger Duquette on January 30, 2016

Whipworms, also known as trichuriasis, can occur in both cats and dogs and comes from a parasite (Trichuris trichiura). It is generally transmitted by ingesting infested matter, although whipworms can be contracted from other infected animals. Whipworm eggs can live in any environment and can remain dormant anywhere from a few months to years. These worms can be present in soil, food, or water, as well as in feces or animal flesh. Whipworms infect dogs of any age. [Continue Reading]
Sick Dog - Pet Health | Pet Quest
Insufficient Urine Production in Dogs
Posted by Roger Duquette on August 22, 2015

A medical condition, known as oliguria, occurs when an abnormally small amount of urine is produced by the body. The amount of urine production may be as low as 0.25 millimeters per kilogram of animal weight per hour. Anuria, on the other hand, is a term for the medical condition in which the body produces practically no urine. The rate of urine production with anuria may be as low as 0.08 millimeters per kilogram of body weight per hour. [Continue Reading]
Chronic Lymphocytic Cholangitis | Pet Quest
Cholangitis-Cholangiohepatitis Syndrome in Dogs
Posted by Roger Duquette on August 15, 2015

If you hear your vet say the word cholangiohepatitis he or she is describing a condition in which both the liver and the bile ducts are inflamed. Put together these two words describe a condition known as cholangitis-cholangiohepatitis syndrome or CCHS. This syndrome is a condition which affects cats more often than dogs as it is relatively rare in dogs. [Continue Reading]
Dog Heart Anatomy | Pet Quest
Diagram of a dog's heart.
Heart Murmurs in Dogs
Posted by Roger Duquette on August 15, 2015

Murmurs, which are extra vibrations of the heart that are produced as a result of a particular disturbance in the blood flow. These audible noises are classified according to a variety of characteristics, including their timing. For example, systolic murmurs occur when the heart muscle contracts while diastolic murmurs occur when the heart muscles relax between beats. A third type of heart murmur is known as continuous because the murmurs occur throughout most, if not all, of the cardiac cycle. [Continue Reading]
Dog Regurgitation Disease | Pet Quest
Regurgitation in Dogs
Posted by Roger Duquette on February 14, 2015

Regurgitation in dogs refers to the process in which the stomach contents begin to move backwards up the esophageal track and back into the mouth of the dog. This particular condition can be inherited (congenital) or acquired. If it is acquired it can come from a variety of causes. [Continue Reading]
Rabid Dog | Pet Quest
Rabies in Dogs
Posted by Roger Duquette on December 20, 2014

Rabies is a very severe and frightening disease of many animals of which the dog is not excluded. It is a form of polioencephalitis which affects the gray matter of the animal's brain as well as the central nervous system. This disease is basically transmitted to a dog through the bite of an infected animal such as bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons. The rabies virus is found in high concentrations within the saliva of an infected animal. [Continue Reading]
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