Fleas, ticks, and heartworms, oh my!

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    When will the fleas and ticks be gone for the winter?

    Nov 09 2015

    Dr. Bob says it’s a good idea to continue flea and tick prevention until we experience a hard freeze in the Oklahoma City metro area.  According to meteorologists, the average…

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    Fall is here–your dog is ready to go!

    Sep 29 2015

    Have you vowed you will get back outside with your dog once the weather is cooler?  We hear that from many pet owners whose pets are overweight.  Fall is finally…

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    What does your senior pet need?

    Aug 25 2015

    If your pet is seven years old, he or she is a senior pet.  Dr. Bob advocates yearly exams for all pets, and senior pets are no exception.  An annual…

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    Is your cat diabetic?

    Jul 23 2015

    In June Dr. Bob and I accompanied our daughter and her family on a vacation to Florida.  Our grandcat, Mia, almost 9, was boarding at Cherokee Hills.  She loves to…

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    Oh ick! I just found a tick!

    Jun 02 2015

    Now that the Oklahoma rains have stopped, mosquitoes and ticks are plentiful.  We are gravitating toward products that offer flea AND tick prevention such as NexGard chewables, Advantix topical, and…

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    Storm anxiety?

    May 07 2015

    Is your pet becoming an astute meteorologist, predicting storms hours before they arrive?  Sometimes pets suddenly develop storm phobias after years of being unaffected by thunder and lightning.  Your pet…

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    Do flea and tick treatments prevent heartworms?

    Apr 16 2015

    Dr. Bob advised this is a common misconception. Not all flea and tick products are created equal.  Be sure to read product information carefully. Unless the product specifically states it…

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    Why is my puppy losing patches of hair?

    Mar 24 2015

    Your dog may have a condition we have seen at Cherokee Hills several times lately–demodectic mange.  Demodectic mange is caused by a microscopic mite and appears in puppies and young…

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    Why Should My Dog Have a Heartworm Test?

    Feb 26 2015

    For the past few years, Dr. Bob has strongly advocated a year-round monthly heartworm preventive (HeartGard or Iverhart) AND annual heartworm testing for dogs. We have stressed both prevention and…

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    Don’t Miss our February Pet Dental Special

    Feb 02 2015

    Have you been delaying having your pets’ teeth cleaned?  Tired of doggie/kitty breath and worried about the overall health impact of your pet’s dental issues?  Delay no more!  Our February…