We have all heard about heartworm tests but what about tick tests? What is this new 4dx that we keep hearing about? We have the answers! what is a heartworm test? Heartworm tests are commonplace to hear about but how often do we really talk about it? It is high time we do. Heartworms come … Continue reading HEARTWORM TEST VS 4DX: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
April is Heartworm Prevention Month! But how do you know if your dog needs it? We have found a handy flowchart to help with your decision! The short answer is YES!! EVERY SINGLE DOG NEEDS HW PREVENTION! But what if my dog is an indoor-only dog? This is a reasonable question! However, if we really … Continue reading DOES MY DOG NEED HEARTWORM PREVENTION?
We have all heard about heartworm prevention but is it really important? The short answer is YES! Not only is Oklahoma an extremely high-risk state, but when left untreated, heartworm disease leads to heart failure and death! Read more to find out the symptoms, how you can test your pet, & more!
Winter is approaching, well, sort of, but it is still very important to keep your animals on flea/tick prevention! Certain ticks, such as the Blacklegged or Deer tick, survives well-below freezing temperatures by hiding in homes, piles of leaves, and on their hosts. They are extremely common in Oklahoma (see map below) and cause some nasty tick diseases.
Have you really ever, actually looked for ticks on your pet? They can be as small as a poppy seed and in weird places such as in the mouth or in between toes!
A tick disease, Ehrlichiosis, is ravaging the local dog population. It is acquired through ticks and we have the 411 on it!