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Northeast Ohio Dog Owners Issued Health Alert For H3N2 Dog Flu

Dog owners in northeast Ohio are being alerted to a new strain of dog flu that has just been confirmed in the state. The highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza virus has struck several dogs in Solon, Ohio, causing their hospitalization, Fox 8 Cleveland reports. Veterinarians are encouraging their clients to get their dogs vaccinated against this newest strain of […]

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Halloween Safety for Dogs

Halloween can be a fun time of year for the whole family – even your dog. However, there are also many potential dangers and sources of stress for your dog. Just remember to keep your dog safe from these Halloween hazards. Halloween Candy and Other Treats: Remember that human treats are not usually good for […]

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Ticks Causing Problems in Northeast Ohio

CONCORD, Ohio – A surge in the tick population across Northeast Ohio has experts warning both people and their pets to be extra careful this year. Dr. Joel Percival, at Big Creek Veterinary Hospital in Concord says 15 years ago they might have seen one pet all summer exposed to a tick, but now they […]

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How to Remove a Tick

  Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove […]

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Preventing Tick Bites on Your Pets

Dogs are susceptible to tick bites and tick-borne diseases. With the exception of Lyme disease, vaccines are not available for most of the tick-borne diseases that dogs can get, and they can’t keep the dogs from bringing ticks into your home. For these reasons, it’s important to use a tick-preventive product on your dog. Tick […]

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Dog Flu in Millersburg and Newark Ohio

Lab tests from a veterinarian in Newark, just north of Columbus, confirm a West Highland Terrier has the new H3N2 strain of dog flu. It is a respiratory illness that can spread quickly among dogs and even cats. Dr. Jodi Houser runs the Newark Animal Hospital. “I never suspected I would get a positive test, […]

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Dog Flu Hits Ohio – New Strain H3N2

A local vet is warning pet owners after an area puppy has been diagnosed with the dog flu. In April, tests confirmed a West Highland Terrier, named Katie, in her care had the new H3N2 strain of dog flu, according to NBC4. Jim and Linda Lucas had purchased Katie from a woman in Minerva, Ohio […]

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Dog Flu Spreading to the Midwest

Pet owners beware: dog flu exists and it’s spreading. At least 1,000 dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana were infected in the last month, according to research from the University of Wisconsin and Cornell University. Doctors at the two schools identified the virus as a strain of H3N2, a branch of the disease commonly […]

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Seven Things Your Senior Dog Would Like to Tell You

Having a dog is one of the best things in the world, but it isn’t without its downsides. One of the worst aspects of having a dog as a family member is watching them age relatively quickly. Most dogs enter their senior years at around 7 years old, a little sooner for larger dog breeds. […]

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Winter Care for Canines

Winter’s cold air brings many concerns for responsible dog owners. Keep the following precautions in mind: Don’t leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog’s body temperature, and limit its time outdoors. Adequate shelter is a necessity. […]

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