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Pets and parasites: Ask-a-Vet event to be held Friday in Long Beach

July 2, 2009 |  5:34 pm

Protect your pets from parasites A quick update: We told you recently about the Companion Animal Parasite Council's Ask-a-Vet event, which will take place Friday in Long Beach.  The event's venue, originally the Long Beach Dog Park, has been changed.  It will now be held at the Long Beach Dog Beach, located at 1 Argonne Avenue, from noon until 5:30 p.m. 

Experts, including veterinarians and parasitologists, will be on hand to educate pet owners about the dangers of zoonotic diseases, defined as diseases which can be transmitted between pets and people.  (Examples include toxocariasis, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.)  The bad news?  Humans can catch these diseases from their four-legged friends.  The good news?  They're easily preventable with a combination of good hygiene, year-round parasite control, and plain old common sense.

The event is free; learn more about it at PetsAndParasites.org.

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo courtesy PetsAndParasites.org

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