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Information and Education

It’s not all about just rescuing and adopting dogs at Aussie And Me. We are firm believers that education is an essential part of pet ownership. The more you know, the better off! If there is something that you would like to see on our education page, feel free to contact us at Keep checking back frequently as we will be updating this pager regularly.

Fleas, Ticks, Parasites & Lice, just aren’t nice

Fleas, Ticks and Parasites: Unwanted and dangerous to your pup Fleas and ticks pose a year-round threat. Not only can these pests cause skin irritations that can make life miserable for your dog, they may also transmit diseases to both your dog and your family. Chewing Lice can cause hair loss, blood loss, skin irritation and infection in your dog. This makes using the right product on your dog vital. Parasites can cause your pets to become very ill and if left untreated, can kill your pet. Keep your pet healthy and educate yourself on what to look for, how to prevent and treat and when to call the vet. Click here for more detailed information on Fleas, Ticks, Lice and Other Parasites.

What’s in your dog’s food?

So, what’s the best dog food? This is probably the single most pressing question on every dog food shopper’s mind. However, it’s impossible to pin down the answer to just one clear winner. After reviewing hundreds of dog food brands representing more than 3,300 products, TheDogFoodAdvisor has been able to narrow down the choices to a few short lists. In most cases, each “Best Dog Foods” list also includes a brief explanation for how we selected the winners. Check out the food you are feeding your pets and see where they stand. You may be very surprised. You can also check out the latest in Food and Treat recalls. This IS the most up to date place to find out what's the scoop on what you are feeding your pets.

Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

The above video explains the life cycle of the heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) and the importance of yearly heartworm testing and monthly preventatives. Keep your pet healthy and educate yourself on what to look for, how to prevent and treat and when to call the vet. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals and (in rare instances) humans. Heartworms are classified as nematodes (roundworms) and are filarids, one of many species of roundworms. Dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to infection. Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states. Click here for more in detail information regarding Heartworm Disease in dogs AND cats.
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