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Pet Health Vaccinations: Also Important for Humans

AUBURN, Ala.—Making sure pets are up to date on all vaccinations is a big part of overall pet health. Vaccinating pets is important not only for the pet, but also for the owner. There are a number of diseases animals can contract if they are not up to date on vaccines. This puts the animal’s and owner’s health at risk. Check-ups ... Read More »

Protect Your Pets From the Summer Heat

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AUBURN, Ala. – With summer on its way, temperatures are steadily rising. Soon, most days could see temperatures ranging in the late 80s to the upper 90s. During times of high temperatures, owners must protect their pets from the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Keep Pets Hydrated Robert Spencer, an Alabama Extension animal science specialist, said it is important to take extra ... Read More »

Beware of Ticks When Outdoors

AUBURN, Ala. – Spending time outdoors during the warmer days of the year can be fun for all ages. However, outdoors pests, such as ticks, can put a damper on these outdoors activities. Ticks are abundant and aggressive in many places across the county. They can transmit diseases such as lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and alpha-gal (red meat) allergy. ... Read More »

Heartworm Disease: A Hidden Killer

AUBURN, Alabama — Many household pets in the United Stated suffer from a serious and potentially fatal disease, especially in the southeast. Heartworm disease affects mainly dogs and cats. Mature heartworms can damage an animal’s heart, lungs and arteries. “Once heartworms get into a dog, cat or ferret, the larvae can mature into adults, which affect the heart, lungs and ... Read More »

Helping Fido Fight off Fleas

Auburn, Ala. – Fleas are some of the most annoying pests known to man, and even worse for man’s best friend. Every year in Alabama the cat flea and dog flea make their way into the homes of unaware pet owners. Life becomes miserable as they make their presence known through irritating bites and sometimes more disturbing symptoms such as ... Read More »