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Where Do Heartworms Come From?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Where do heartworms come from? Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes. When a mosquito feeds on an animal, larval forms of heartworms are injected into the animal. Can my pet catch heartworms from another heartworm positive animal? Not directly. The life cycle of the heartworm parasite requires that it pass through…

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Why Microchip?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

It doesn’t take more than a second – a door left open while you bring in the groceries, a child running through the gate leaving it unlatched, or a neighbor at your door – and your pet is gone. Some pets don’t get far, others do find their way home, but for the millions of…

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Will That Dog Bite?

By Metro Paws Animal Hospital | May 8, 2011

by Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Dog bites are a concern for dog owners, parents of young children, and anyone that comes into contact with dogs.  According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 4 million people are bitten by dogs each year and more than 30,000 people may require surgery for bite wounds. Most…

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