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Informational Articles

Applying Ear Drops to Dogs

Topical ear medications are often necessary to adequately treat inflammatory or infectious ear conditions.  Some dogs will tolerate the administration of liquids or ointments into their ears while others will not.

Applying Eye Ointments to Dogs

administering_eye_ointment-1The proper administration of eye medications is essential for your pet's prompt recovery. Make sure that you wash your hands both before and after administering the medication to avoid contamination and/or prevent the spread of infection.

If your dog's eye is painful, you may need to have someone assist you with restraint or you may need to place a muzzle on your dog. Before you start, make sure that you have read the label and understand the instructions. Hold the ointment tube using your thumb and index finger. You may want to rest this hand on the top of the dog's head to help stabilize it.

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

What causes heartworm disease?

Heartworm disease or dirofilariasis is a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis.

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