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This flu season has been bad partly due to the presence of H3N2, a particularly nasty strain that people over 50 have a poor immune response to, and to the flu shot being a miss. But when spring comes, will that be the end? Or is this just the start of bad flu seasons?

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Study after study confirms that owning a pet, especially a dog or cat, offers health benefits. Researchers recently reviewed a pile of studies and concluded that indeed, there’s a mental health benefit when you care for a dog or cat—and a slight dip when they get ill and pass.

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Make sure your dogs and cats have a good holiday, too! Here are some tips on keeping them safe, and some common holiday dangers to watch out for: Around the house, the holidays introduce a lot of dangers for pets. For some pets, ornaments and presents can be a temptation with some pets wanting to […]

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Dog lovers, beware. There’s a rare but serious disease that you should know the symptoms of: Alabama Rot. Symptoms of Alabama Rot begin as lesions on the skin, and advance to renal failure. Other symptoms can include fever, lack of appetite, fatigue and vomiting (sounds like a lot of human diseases!). Alabama Rot is serious […]

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Pets Need Immune Support, Too

September 18, 2017

If your pets spend time outside, visit dog parks, occasionally go to a kennel, have other pets visit, travel with you or any other number of things, they need a little immune support, too. Dogs and cats have their own world of communicable diseases, and can get bacterial diseases (ear, mouth, digestive infections) just like […]

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