Monthly Archives: November 2010

How to Remove a Tick From Your Dog

November 30, 2010

Ticks are very common in the Chicago area. They hang out in the forest preserves, wood piles and lots of other shady areas. Their bite is the source of many infectious diseases in the dog. Today, there are serveal very good monthly topical products that are applied to the skin to prevent ticks and...

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Heart Disease in the Maine Coon Cat

November 29, 2010

The Maine Coon cat is well known for the prevalence of a gentetic heart disease called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).  This disease is inherited as a dominant trait in both male and female cats.  It only takes one of the parents to carry the gene and give it to the offspring.  Then, sometime in the...

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