Bot Flies / Wolf Worms / Fly Strike in Dogs With Pictures

Cuterebra larva after expulsion from skin - this larva cannot live outside the host until it has pupated into a fly.

Wolf Worm (Cuterebra) In Dog / Cat Skin What does a “Wolf Worm” look like and what can I do about it? Per the image, you can see that usually you see a swelling in the skin which may be pretty tender. Often there is some discharge. There’s a perfectly round hole in the swelling. … Read more

Ringworm in Cats: Fungal Infections Among Felines

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Cat Feline Ringworm Dermatophytosis Ringworm is very rare, and more commonly found in homes with many cats under considerable environmental stress. Chain-smoking breeders can turn out a ringworm infested cat, too. DERMATOPHYTOSIS (RINGWORM) Ringworm is a fungus not actually a worm. The fungus can infect cats, dogs, and HUMANS. Treatment can be frustrating due to … Read more

Parvo Virus in Puppies : Symptoms and Management

The canine Parvo virus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestine in dogs. The disease can be mild to severe depending on the strain of Parvovirus infecting the dog,

Parvo Virus! The canine Parvo virus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestine in dogs. The disease can be mild to severe depending on the strain of Parvovirus infecting the dog, the vaccination status of the dog, and the overall health of the dog prior to infection. The disease affects young dogs most often, but … Read more

Parvo Virus in Puppies and Treating Parvo Out Patient Style

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When a dog gets a viral enteritis like Parvo, it can lose alot of fluids from vomiting and diarrhea. Part of the treatments we give are to stop the vomiting and diarrhea, as well as the replacement of the lost fluids. Parvo Virus also depresses red cell production while causing LOSS or same red cells … Read more

Canine Lyme’s Disease, Tick Borne Disease of Dogs: Lyme

Dogs carrying ticks should be immunized to avoid that chance that they will have the debilitating immune response to the disease.

Lyme’s Disease In 2000 they did a study in Georgia and the DNR found that only one in twenty ticks carried Lyme’s borrelia bacteria. Lyme’s Disease is often talked about, and for good reason. In the Northeastern United States, it is safe to assume that if your dog carries ticks at all, it will be … Read more

Heartworm Disease in Dogs, Preventing Heartworms in Dogs

Mosquitoes are the vector from dog to dog of the heartworm disease organisms.

One of the more common deadly diseases of dogs is heartworm disease, which can be prevented. Heartworm disease can occur in cats with about the frequency of winning the lottery. The adult worms, which may be three inches long, live inside the dog’s heart. They will cause heart disease, but also they’ll drift into the … Read more

Parvo: Parvovirus in Dogs: How To Treat Parvo in Dogs

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Treating Parvo at Home Okay first, the best chances of survival are with a vet who can support fluids, identify and treat anemia, prevent or treat co-infections, etc. That said: When a dog gets a viral enteritis like Parvo, it can lose a lot of fluids from vomiting and diarrhea. Part of the treatments we … Read more

Lyme Disease: A Big Deal? Yeah. Maybe.

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Lyme’s Disease In 2000 they did a study in Georgia and the DNR found that only one in twenty ticks carried Lyme’s borrelia bacteria. Lyme’s Disease is often talked about, and for good reason. In the Northeastern United States, it is safe to assume that if your dog carries ticks at all, it will be … Read more

How To Care for Bettas, Siamese Fighting Fish

Betta occur in a myriad of colors and are breeding for more and more

For ages people have been asking me about Bettas, or Siamese Fighting Fish. And I have not until now authored anything on them, whicle at the same time being a huge fan of these desktop favorites. My first attempts at Bettas were ‘fails’ because no one knew what to tell me about their successful care … Read more