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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PET FOOD RECALL

Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food. Tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No other product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall.
Only product with the following Best By dates and Production Codes are included in the voluntary recall. Further distribution of these affected production codes has occurred through online sales. It is best to check the production code to determine if the product has been recalled or not.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Prevention


Heartworm prevention should be given all year long to our pets.  Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal problem that can be prevented.  Mosquitoes spread the disease, and we definitely have plenty of those bugs!  We need to perform a heartworm test and then get your dog started on preventative as soon as possible.  There are several choices available so let our team help you find the best one for your dog or cat.  Doesn’t your best friend deserve the best?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Heartworm disease in cats

This disease often affects the cat's lungs rather than the heart and may cause injury that could leave your cat with permanent respiratory problems.  Both treatment and non-treatment are risky for cats, because there is currently no approved product for treating adult Heartworms.  The onset of clinical signs is impossible to predict in cats that are left untreated.  Even if the disease is treated, your cat may experience severe complications or even death when the worms die.

Prevention is the best course of action. Just as dogs are given medication to prevent Heartworm disease year round, there are monthly preventatives for cats. By giving heartworm prevention, you may give your feline friend the best shot at living long and healthy nine lives.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heartworm disease


is transmitted by mosquitoes, and can be found in most areas of the country.  When a mosquito bites an infected animal, the heartworm larvae are ingested along with the blood.  Larvae mature to the infective stage within the body of the mosquito, then are transmitted to a dog or cat through a subsequent mosquito bite.  Once inside the host animal, heartworms travel to the lungs and the right side of the heart, where they can grow and mate for several years.  Adult heartworms reside in the pulmonary arteries, or right heart if large amount of worms are present and can grow to a length of 5-12 inches in dogs and 5-8 inches in cats.