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Corneal Ulcers Petoskey

CORNEAL ULCERS

Posted on May 28th, 2014

What is a corneal ulcer?
The cornea is the clear, shiny membrane, which makes up the surface of the eyeball. It is much like a clear window. To understand a corneal ulcer, you must first understand how the cornea is

Canine Allergies Petoskey Michigan

CANINE ALLERGIES

Posted on May 28th, 2014

What are allergies, and how do they affect dogs?

One of the most common conditions affecting dogs is allergy. In the allergic state, the dog’s immune system ‘overreacts’ to foreign substances (allergens or antigens) to which it is exposed. These

Canine heartworm Northern Michigan

CANINE HEARTWORM DISEASE

Posted on May 27th, 2014

What causes heartworm disease?
Heartworm disease (dirofilariasis) is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs. It is caused by a worm called Dirofilaria immitis.
Heartworms are found in the heart and large adjacent vessels of infected dogs. The female