Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Mar 02, 2012

Image via iStock.com/HRAUN By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping your dog free of heartworms is an important job. You should have your dog tested annually for the disease and keep her on prescription heartworm medication for dogs. Have you ever wondered why your dog needs to be tested if they’ve been… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Mar 02, 2012

Proper Application of Dog Heartworm Prevention Medication By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping our dogs free of heartworms is much cheaper, easier, and safer than treating them for a full-blown disease. However, it is important that you use heartworm preventives properly — both for your safety and your… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Feb 16, 2012

Collars, Dips, Sprays, and Medication for Flea and Tick Prevention By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance, they can also transmit deadly diseases to you and your cat or dog. If left unchecked, you can have a serious problem within your household. There are many options… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Feb 08, 2012

Proper Application of Dog Products By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM An important part of basic health care for dogs is providing preventive products to avoid infestations of fleas and ticks. Keeping your dog free of infestations not only prevents discomfort, it can also prevent some of the illnesses that… Read More

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Dec 14, 2011

Is there anything grosser than worms? Even as a veterinarian they disgust me. At one time or another, your dog will get some type of intestinal parasite. For puppy owners, intestinal worms are a real concern. Infections that would be unlikely to make an adult dog sick can kill a puppy. This week,… Read More

Vivian Carroll, DVM
Aug 17, 2011

I’ve actually been cruising the National Hurricane Center website, looking for tropical storms that might stop by and give us a little rain. It’s pretty crazy out there. I don’t think its weather related, but I’ve been seeing a lot of positive fecal parasite exams lately. Granted, our subtropical… Read More