Poolesville Veterinary Clinic

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Saturday 9:00am–2:00pm
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Dr. Eeg's Blog

Heartworm Infection and your pets.

You may not be aware that your cats are at risk of heartworm infection just as your dogs are in this area of the country.  Even for cats and dogs that spend very little or no time outside, Heartworm infection can potentially strike them.  The good news is there are preventative measures that you can easily utilize to protect your furry friends. 

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Understanding Hot Spots

Hot Spots- those raw, oozing sores that will appear in different areas of your pet’s skin (dogs are most likely to have these skin lesions, but cats can get them) during the warm and hot summer months (can be found in the winter, but not as often).  They appear sticky and often have a yellow Read More

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Canine Influenza

Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by A H3N8 influenza virus (this is not a human influenza virus). The virus is a mutation of the equine (horse) influenza virus. Humans cannot contract either of these viruses. Since influenza viruses have a potential to mutate (change) its infectious potential the CDC is monitoring the H3N8 virus.

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Summertime Hot Temperatures

Dogs and cats are our friends. We want them to share our lives and they make us happy. So it is natural to want to share the experiences of exploring the world with them along for the ride. But in these high summer heat days it is critical to remember that leaving your pet inside a locked car, even with the windows down can be deadly to them.

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Did I mention Fleas?

Fleas can and do pose equally difficult problems for our pets and ourselves. The Fleas is capable of surviving for extended periods of time on and off your pets (and in some cases you). The good news is that fleas of the dog and cat prefer to stay on dogs and cats. There are a subspecies of fleas that prefer to life on and around humans. This is not a big issue for most of us that have good hygiene. However, if your pet has fleas and all pets are removed from your home for over a 72-hour

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Ticks Again?

So you thought it was safe to go out into the woods, or meadows, or trails again with your best furry friend, well unfortunately the ticks are back. It is not a special event or due to Global Climate Change, but a very normal part of their life cycle.

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