Lyme Disease Treatment for Pets

Written by Niall Kennedy

Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, becauserepparttar disease is caused by a bacterium that is introduced to your pet through a bite from a tick carryingrepparttar 125829 disease.

Antibiotics will be taken for a long period of time and some times and may not be very effective if your pet has hadrepparttar 125830 disease for a long period of time. Sometimes, your veterinarian can switchrepparttar 125831 antibiotics so see if that may curerepparttar 125832 disease. But, if your pet does get bitten again,repparttar 125833 disease can reoccur.

So,repparttar 125834 best treatment for lyme disease is inrepparttar 125835 prevention. Ticks can be found in many different areas and are just waiting forrepparttar 125836 next warm body. Keeping your pets out of thick brush and high grass will help them from getting ticks, but there are many products onrepparttar 125837 market today that can in fact keep ticks off of your pets or kill these pests if your pet already has ticks.

If You Want a Friend, Get a Dog!

Written by M J Plaster

Carl Icahn,repparttar hostile takeover master who was THE original corporate raider, is often quoted as saying, "In this business, if you want a friend, get a dog!" The rest of us already knew that dog was man's best friend, and with good reason. Dogs as pets date back at least as far asrepparttar 125828 days of Pompeii, whererepparttar 125829 remains of a dog stretched out next to a little boy were recovered fromrepparttar 125830 rubble at Pompeii.

We all know that dogs are cute, warm, and cuddly, requiring little more than food, water, shelter and affection to return unwavering devotion. Dogs have earned their rightful place as a family member. In fact, what family portrait is complete withoutrepparttar 125831 family canine?

Dogs earned their place of prominence years ago among their blind and deaf owners and in local, state, federal and international law enforcement. Hint: be sure to rid your coat pockets of doggie biscuitsrepparttar 125832 next time you travel, unless you want to be attacked by a drug and bomb-sniffing dog.

A quick glance throughrepparttar 125833 amazing true stories ripped fromrepparttar 125834 headlines below demonstrates that dogs may never fall from their pedestal as man's best friend! While it's true that we must do for dogs what they cannot do for themselves, have a look atrepparttar 125835 things that dogs have done for us that we could not or did not want to do for ourselves.

Dogs CAN smell cancer

On September 24, 2004,repparttar 125836 Associated Press reported thatrepparttar 125837 first scientific experiment to prove what has long been suspectedóthat dogs can smell cancerówas successful. A dog's sense of smell is far superior to that of a human's: 10,000 to 100,000 times better. The results ofrepparttar 125838 study appeared inrepparttar 125839 British Medical Journal. The study proved that dogs could indeed smell cancer. What remains to be determined is whether dogs can effectively communicaterepparttar 125840 presence of cancer. What's most promising is that dogs may well be able to detectrepparttar 125841 presence of cancer before high-tech medical testing.

Dogs help seniors live longer

In 1999, a study reported inrepparttar 125842 Journal of American Geriatrics concluded what many have known intuitively and anecdotally for a long time: seniors with pets live longer and fuller lives both physically and mentally. Once again, science proves common sense. Dogs require walking. Active seniors with pets have lower blood pressure, visit their doctors less frequently, require hospitalization less frequently and when they are hospitalized,repparttar 125843 duration is shorter. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes have moved almost en masse to allowing visiting pets or housing a resident pet for their residents. The Delta Pet Partner certifies pets to visit nursing homes and hospice facilities. If you have an elderly parent, consider givingrepparttar 125844 gift of life, a companion dog.

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