What is Hookworm? Hookworms are small, thin parasitic worms that are less than one inch long. They primarily affect the intestines by attaching to the intestinal wall with their hook-like teeth. They feed on their hosts blood and tissue, moving from one place to another and leaving small ulcers where they were attached. There are […]
The Dangers of Leptospirosis & What You Can Do
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection. It tends to affect mammals, including humans, dogs, and cats. However, it is most commonly seen in dogs. Leptospirosis affects the entire body. Oftentimes symptoms will be present but not in all cases. Leptospirosis can eventually lead to kidney and liver failure. How is Leptospirosis Contracted? Leptospirosis is contracted through […]
Diabetes in Dogs? What to Do
What is Diabetes? Diabetes occurs when the body ineffectively produces or ineffectively uses glucose. Cells require glucose for energy. In order to use glucose, the body needs insulin. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and is needed in order for glucose to get into the cell. If the glucose cannot get into the cells due […]
Ehrlichosis & Dogs: What is this Tick-Borne Disease?
What is Ehrlichosis? Ehrlichosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. An infection that affects the white blood cells, it can lead to issues with the function of bone marrow and blood cell production. Ehrlichosis is transmitted by the Brown Dog Tick and the Lone Star Tick. Types of Ehrlichosis & What to Look For […]