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If your pet’s breath has you holding your nose, it may be time for a visit to your vet. Bad breath in dogs and cats can be a sign of serious health problems, ones that can damage your pet’s teeth and gums and even threaten their internal organs. Just like in humans, oral hygiene plays […]

Here at SafePath®, 2018 is off to a busy start! With the launch of our new line of Giardia antigen test kits in November, our team has been working harder than ever, and we’re looking forward to some exciting things in the coming months. We recently promoted our long-time employee, Jennifer Lindham, to QA Manager. […]

Lyme disease continues to be, with the CDC stating that 2017 was one of the worst summers on record for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. And people aren’t the only ones at risk – dogs commonly suffer from Lyme disease as well. With more and more information coming out about the long-term health effects of […]

No pet parent likes to see their animal in pain. But preventing and managing pain in dogs and cats can be tricky, so it’s important to make sure you and your clients are on the same page when it comes to their pet’s needs. Obviously the earlier a dog’s or cat’s pain is recognized, either […]

Parvo, officially known as canine parvovirus or CPV, can be a pet parent’s worst nightmare. One day, your puppy is full of life, thriving and playing. Just a few days later, he’s lying on his bed, too sick to move. Parvo moves quickly and can be fatal, especially in puppies and unvaccinated dogs. Early detection […]

You’ve noticed that your dog has been lethargic lately and not interested in going for walks; maybe he’s been eating less and losing weight. You take him into your vet, who runs a few diagnostic tests and comes back with bad news – your dog has heartworms. So now what? First, don’t panic. A heartworm […]

Heartworm affects hundreds of thousands of dogs every year in the US and has been reported in all 50 states. A heartworm diagnosis is a scary (and potentially costly) thing for a pet owner, but the good news is that with swift treatment, most dogs will make a full recovery from heartworm! So how do […]

We get a lot of inquiries about the SafePath® ZIPPTests® – what they are, how they work, and how they can help veterinarians with their clinical diagnostic needs. Here’s what you should know about the SafePath® ZIPPTests®. ZIPPTests® are rapid-response assays that detect antigens in a serum, plasma, blood or stool sample. “Rapid-response” means they […]

We recently discussed the symptoms of canine parvovirus and how to tell if your dog has been infected with parvo. But once your dog has been diagnosed with parvo, what do you do? What is the prognosis, and what next steps should you take to help your dog recover and to prevent the disease from […]

Your dog is part of your family. You share lots of things – walks, road trips, room on the bed, maybe even a midnight snack or two. But one thing you don’t want to share: parasites. Most dogs will become infected with some type of parasite at some point in their life, and unfortunately for […]