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paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
pet: pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, a special loved one.

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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

It's tick season: Beware of diseases

Sunshine has people rushing outside, but it also brought a rush of hungry parasites. Veterinarians says the warm weather has brought ticks out of their dormancy.

Ticks generally don't become active until the warmer months. They are an indisputably dreaded enemy, a parasitic arthropods that feed on the blood of their hosts. They are attracted to warmth and motion, often seeking out mammals including dogs. Ticks tend to hide out in tall grass or plants, in wooded areas and other inviting areas where your pets like to hang out.

Each year, thousands of dogs are infected with serious diseases that are transmitted by ticks. Commonly known as vector-borne diseases, these include ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and others. And with its furry coat and love of exploration, your dog is likely to encounter disease–carrying ticks.

To keep our pets safe and protected from any tick diseases, always check them after they've been outside and remove tick properly. In removing tick, it is important to not to use your fingers to remove it. Use either a tweezers or needle nose pliers, just something to gently roll the tick off the animal's body. You can also use tick treatment, such as shampoo, soap and spray. But it's best to consult your vets first before using any treatment.


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