What is a "DHPP" or "Distemper" vaccine? The distemper vaccine protects against 4 viruses: Distemper Hepatitis Parvovirus Parainfluenza What is Distemper? There is a common misconception that the distemper vaccine improves your pet's temperament.  In reality, canine distemper is much more serious than temperament; it is a widespread virus that causes high mortality in [...]


What is Rabies? Rabies is an acute viral infection that can affect all warm-blooded animals - including dogs and cats.  The disease is almost always caused by the bite of an infected animal that has rabies virus in its saliva.  Younger animals are usually more susceptible to rabies infection.  And it's always fatal once clinical [...]


Jake Man What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be found in most animals, including livestock (cattle, pigs and sheep) and wildlife (deer, raccoons, opossums, skunks, rats and other rodents).  The bacteria are passed via the urine into water sources, where they can reside. Is this a problem where I [...]

Lyme Disease

1 in 8 dogs tested positive for Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.  Did you know that dogs are 50% more likely to contract lyme disease than humans? Dogs have been diagnosed with lyme disease in the 48 contiguous states. We have a responsibility as pet parents to provide protection diseases like lyme.   Lyme [...]

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