April is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Our veterinarians at All Pets often get the question, “Why does my dog need a heartworm test?” The heartworm is a parasite that transmits through mosquitoes and get’s into your pet’s bloodstream. Once there, it can clog the arteries and damage the heart. These health threats can also harm your dog’s lungs. Therefore, the heartworm test is an essential part of any checkup to ensure your dog’s overall health.
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Caring for primates requires a lot of effort and patience. The Chimpanzee is the largest type of primate you might find as a pet and it is not actually a monkey. Therefore, we will discuss how to care for Chimpanzees.
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The Havanese has won many admirers with his long, silky hair, expressive eyes and cuddly size. Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy in the 1800s, the Havanese has earned the nickname “Velcro dog” because he sticks so closely to his owner’s side. However, don’t write this breed off as a lapdog because it is trainable and surprisingly energetic. Also, this breed has excelled in dog sports and canine careers ranging from circus performer to assisting the handicapped. Therefore, we will discuss this breed to help you determine if it is ideal for you and your family.
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