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Vet Tips: Flea Facts

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Written By: Dr. Anne Downes, Professor, Veterinary Technology Program

As the weather warms up, signs of new life appear in many places– including the fur of your family pet!

Here are a few “flea facts” that may help temper the annoyance of a flea problem with grudging admiration for this tiny insect.

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Heartworm and Your Pet

Submitted by Anne Downes, Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant Program

Although a strong argument could be made in favor of mosquitoes and the important role they play in the ecosystem, I think it would be fair to say that most people do not look forward to their arrival in the spring time.

As many pet owners know, the return of mosquitoes means that “heartworm season” has begun. Heartworm (Dirofiliaria immitis) is a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes to dogs and cats. This parasite matures into a worm that lodges in the large vessels and chambers of the animal’s heart.

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