Category: Infectious Diseases

All About Canine Influenza

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What is Canine Influenza? Canine Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection caused by the H3N8 and H3N2 strains of the flu virus. The flu is spread through respiratory secretions such as, barking, licking and coughing of an infected dog. Dogs of any age can catch the virus but dogs that live in closed spaces […]

What is Kennel Cough?

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If you’re like the millions of other dog owners in the country that, board their pets, use doggie day care or visit dog parks, you run the risk of your dog catching an upper respiratory disease known as Kennel Cough (Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis). Kennel Cough is highly contagious and is easy to prevent by keeping […]

Heartworm Disease In Dogs

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What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that affects pets across the United States. When mosquitoes feed off an infected mammal, they pick up baby heartworms called microfilaria which grow and develop into infectious larvae in the mosquito until the insect feeds again, this time on your pet. The […]

Rabies in San Antonio

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The number of rabies cases in San Antonio have been increasing in the last year. The heavy rain we received earlier this year is partially to blame as large amounts of rain push wild animals into the city. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services- Rabies Summary Report, there were 525 cases of Rabies documented […]

Parvo (Parvovirus)

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What is Parvo? Parvo, or Parvovirus, is a highly contagious disease that attacks the intestines and can be life-threatening for dogs and puppies. We do consider Parvo cases to be emergencies and you want to bring your dog in as soon as possible for treatment. What are the symptoms of Parvo? The most distinct symptom […]

Prevent and Detect Illnesses

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Prevent and Detect Illnesses with Annual Wellness Exams and Screenings Annual Exams Keep Your Pet Healthy A new season of annual wellness exams are just around the corner. An annual exam is a critical part of the continued health and happiness of your dog, cat or other furry family friend. A pet wellness exam and […]