Category Archives: Worming

Hot spots

Meet Gus! Poor Gus was suffering from a severe itch due to an underlying ear infection. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his excessive scratching has led to a deep hotspot. These occur due to extreme scratching or licking causing trauma to the skin, leaving a raw, oozy surface. Disruption to the protective skin barrier…
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Heartworm prevention

Meet Zephyr, a 5 year old German shorthaired pointer who recently came to the clinic for his yearly heartworm injection. Heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) is a parasite that, if not treated, can be fatal. Luckily it’s not very common in our canine companions due to the preventative medications available and the diligence of most owners. Heartworm…
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