The purpose of this magazine is to promote health, wellness and prevention by educating the public in all aspects of raising a pet. Most of all, we want to make this magazine informative and fun for all, so we hope you enjoy what this magazine has to offer.
Lyme Disease in Dogs
Lyme disease is caused by a spiral-shaped microscopic organism, or spirochete, called Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacterium lives in the gut of the eastern black-legged tick, previously referred to as the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the Western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus), and can be transmitted when an infected tick feeds on a dog, person, or other mammal. These ticks are extremely small, ranging from
Abused Dog Has Biggest Heart of All
As the communications officer for the UC Davis veterinary hospital, I write most of the articles about the animals we treat. However, I do so from a third person point of view and never step out from behind the curtain, so to speak. Until now, because of a dog named Harvey who represents so much of what’s great about the people with whom I
6 Tax Breaks for Pet Owners You Can Actually Get
You love your pet. He’s like your child after all. But the IRS doesn’t quite see it that way. The IRS takes the position that the money you spend on Fido or Fluffy is generally a personal expense. Your pet gives you pleasure like that latte you bought on your way to work this morning. But just like your cup of coffee isn’t tax