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Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal but preventable threat that affects dogs. Parasitic worms transmitted through mosquitoes cause this invisible disease. Heartworm larvae develop under the animal's skin before migrating through the blood vessels to the heart and lungs. The microscopic larvae develop rapidly, reaching between five and 12 inches in maturity.
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Every one in three pets will get lost at some point in their lives. About eight million make their way into a shelter every year. Only twenty percent of these dogs and two percent of cats will get back to their owners. Many times, it is because of the lack of identification.
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Are you aware that April is active dog month? It is an opportunity to get active with your trusted furry friend after a long cold winter. Winter can make you and your pet quite sluggish, and getting the motivation to go outside can be tricky. But it is a great idea to get your running shoes on and take your dog out. There are many great ideas for getting active with your pet outside. Some can be quite involving while others are freewheeling. Both types of activities are a great way to get involved and have fun with your dog.
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cat brushing up against a dog
The warm, soft fur of your animal companion provides a good environment for fleas and ticks. These annoying insects feed on blood and can cause various health problems. These problems can range from allergic reactions to various pet illnesses. 
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dental care
February is pet dental health month! The month is about prioritizing your pet’s teeth as much as you prioritize your own. Your pet needs their teeth to go about their daily activities. Eating, hunting, and even play involve the use of their teeth.
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At Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in Port Royal, SC, our experienced doctors and staff are proud to offer complete veterinary medicine catered to the specific needs of your pet.