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Intestinal Worms: The Basics

hookworm in dogs

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Intestinal Worms: The Basics

Parasites are like pirates . . . they will commandeer your pet like pirates take over a ship. You cannot always see parasites but that doesn’t mean they do not exist!

Parasites have evolved to leech nutrition from their host while simultaneously trying to evade detection and death by the host. Intestinal worms are a common health concern for many species, canines included. The most common intestinal worms in dogs are: hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Read More >





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Keep an Eye Out for Injury

Keep an eye out for injury

A keen sense of sight is a necessary attribute in sporting dogs. Eye injuries can occur during outdoor training and hunting activities, and dogs with pre-existing eye defects or deformations may be more susceptible. Certain facial anatomy in different breeds of dogs can also contribute or make some dogs more susceptible to injury.
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Summer’s Silent Killer: Canine Heat Stroke

Summer’s Silent Killer: Canine Heat Stroke

Summer heat and strenuous exercise can be a deadly combination for sporting dogs, regardless of their overall health and weight status. Dogs cannot sweat other then through the foot pads, so their ability to regulate body temperature in warm environments is difficult.

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Mud River welcomes Dr. B!

Mud River is proud to announce that they have partnered with Dr. B to share veterinary tips on social media. Be sure to follow Mud River on social media to hear the latest tips from Dr. B.

With every passing year, social media is continuously growing and making improvements to its platforms. Why? To get more industry professionals like Dr. B to join of course. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great starting points for people who are new to this idea to begin building their profile. Some people even decide to use an instagram growth service, like the one you can find at Nitreo, if they want to grow their audience and reach out to more followers. And when your niche is helping your favorite fur animals to stay healthy, or to diagnose a problem, doing so on social media could help you to get an answer quicker.

As well as looking for important advice, social media can also be used to follow the journeys of people who inspire us, and if you dream of having a career in Veterinary Medicine, then following Dr. B in her own working life could help to give you the inspiration you need to make the leap yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Join social media now.

Amanda Burow, D.V.M. (Dr. B), is a graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Burow’s patient list includes hunting dogs of all varieties, as well as several field trial dogs and full time sporting guide dogs. In addition to practicing general veterinary medicine, she has special interest in the areas of preventive care, emergency medicine, and dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and on the lake, staying active, reading, and spending time with family and friends.