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Autumn is beautiful. There are just so many reasons to love this season. The crisp weather, the earthy smell, gorgeous scenery, and tranquility. It's therapeutic watching the vibrantly colored leaves flutter from the trees at a leisurely pace. The way they crunch when you walk over them. I bet you can't wait to get wrapped up warm and go out for a walk with your pet.
You may have a basic idea of what laser therapy for humans is, but you may wonder whether laser treatment can benefit your pet. This safe, surgery-free, and non-invasive procedure is a new way to care for your furry friend where pain is involved. The treatment relieves pain and helps the injured tissues to heal at a faster pace. The process takes about eight to 10 minutes and the best part is that you get to see your pet's discomfort disappear in real-time.
Heartworms are parasitic worms that are common in pets, especially dogs. These parasites are introduced into the body of a dog through a mosquito bite in their larval stage. It takes around six months for the larvae to grow to become adult heartworms. Since they can go undetected for months, it is very important to take your dog or puppy for regular checkups and heartworm testing. This is particularly vital for pet owners living in areas that are prone to mosquitos.
Pet owners want to protect their pets and do their best to keep them from escaping or wandering off. Many put a collar or a tag with identifying information on their pet, but wonder if there is more they can do. Dogs and cats can escape from even the most careful owners and may not know how to get back home. In some cases, animal control or neighbors may pick the animal up and take it to a shelter.
Mosquitoes are everywhere, and it only takes a single bite from an infected mosquito for your pet to get heartworm disease. Sadly, one in 200 dogs have been discovered to test positive for this condition each year. Heartworm disease is not only costly to treat, but the treatment can be painful for your dog too. Without treatment, the disease can be fatal. Here are the benefits of heartworm preventives: