Preventing Intestinal Worms

The Importance of Preventing Giardia and Other Intestinal Worms in Oxford, MS Dogs and Cats Fleas, ticks and heartworms aren’t the only parasites that can put your pet’s health at risk here in Oxford, MS. Intestinal worms, including a single-celled parasite called Giardia, can be spread among dogs, cats, and sometimes humans, and can cause serious health problems for our pets. The most common intestinal parasites our pets have to contend with are: Roundworms Hookworms (more common in dogs than cats) Whipworms (more common in dogs than cats) Tapeworms Coccidia It is important to realize that many puppies and kittens
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The Importance of Dental Care in Oxford

Your pet’s teeth and gums are a gateway to their overall well-being. A pet with healthy teeth and gums can eat, play all their favorite games, and live without pain. Too often, however, pet dental health is neglected. In fact, more than half of cats and dogs show signs of gum disease by the time they are three years old. Yet, with routine veterinary care, we can prevent and reverse disease.   Recognizing Dental Disease Unfortunately, the signs of disease are not always obvious. More than half of each tooth lies below the gum line, meaning many signs of disease
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Holiday Pet Safety for Oxford Pets

While our holidays don’t feature the same dangerous cold as other parts of the country, there are still quite a few hazards that can turn a happy holiday into a sad one. Our pets are curious creatures and with all the new decorations, delicious-smelling foods, and guests in the home, they can easily get themselves into a lot of trouble. At Bottletree Animal Hospital, holiday pet safety is very important to us. To help you and your families have a happy, safe holiday, we’ve gathered tips for pet safety this holiday season. Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh No, the Christmas Tree!
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