Parvo sickens over a dozen dogs in Chicopee

The news: With more than a dozen cases of the potentially deadly disease reported in Chicopee, a local veterinary clinic is offering vaccination clinics for dogs and urging all area residents to ensure their dogs are vaccinated.

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Distemper threatens Minnesota dogs

The news: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports an increase in reports of canine distemper, and encourages dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against the deadly disease.

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Think your patients aren’t exposed to leptospirosis? Think again.

Any pet that drinks water from puddles risks contracting leptospirosis. That’s where wild animals drink (and urinate), setting the stage for the spread of this dangerous disease. The number of cases of leptospirosis is rising in urban and rural communities, even in dry climates. Here’s what you need to know to protect your patients and clients.

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Distemper threatens dogs in New Hampshire

The news

New Hampshire wildlife officials report multiple cases of distemper in foxes and fisher cats in the North Country and around New Hampshire, and advise residents to vaccinate their dogs and keep them away from wild animals that may be infected.

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Warm Winter Could Mean More Lyme Disease in Alabama

The news

Non-profit health organization warns that Alabama’s mild winter will mean more ticks this season, and underscores that people whose pets have Lyme disease are at greater risk of contracting the disease.

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