Vaccinations are given to cats in order to help their immune system fight off disease. If the mother was properly vaccinated prior to pregnancy, most kittens will receive protective antibodies through nursing, primarily during the first twenty-four hours of life.
Vaccines are given to dogs at regular intervals in order to help their immune system respond to exposure from disease. If the mother was properly vaccinated before pregnancy, most puppies receive protective antibodies through nursing for their first eight weeks.
Intestinal worms are parasites that live in the intestinal tract of dogs or cats. If left untreated, they can rob the animal of nutrients, cause severe gastrointestinal upset, and lead to secondary diseases.
Preventative dental care is one of the most neglected pet health needs, yet, it is just as important for your pet as it is for you. While cavities do occur in both dogs and cats, gum disease is the most common and serious pet dental problem.
Heartworm disease is a very serious canine disease, responsible for killing thousands of dogs each year. The canine heartworm lives as a parasite in the bloodstream, especially the heart, of a dog.