What Options Do I Have in Heartworm “Prevention?”

What Options Do I Have in Heartworm “Prevention?”

Heartworm medications are regulated by the FDA. Legally, your pet’s only protection is with one of the standard veterinary products. These days, those are either monthly chewable or topical products. The problem is that only pharmaceuticals can legally be licensed to...
Ten Questions to Ask When Shopping for a New Veterinarian

Ten Questions to Ask When Shopping for a New Veterinarian

First question: Will the new veterinarian will accept services provided by your old veterinarian? For example, will they accept the vaccines that your veterinarian provided or insist on starting things all over? Over vaccination is a tremendous problem and leads to...
A Friend’s Dog was Diagnosed With Lepto. What is It?

A Friend’s Dog was Diagnosed With Lepto. What is It?

“Lepto” is the short name for a bacterial infection called leptospirosis. Leptospira are a group of bacteria that can cause kidney disease. Wildlife, especially raccoons, carry the bacteria without becoming ill from the infection. “Lepto” infection is spread when...
How Long Should I Expect my Indoor Cat to Live?

How Long Should I Expect my Indoor Cat to Live?

Living indoors is only one of the factors that affects longevity. Other factors that affect longevity include genetics, vaccines and medications, what your cat eats and what chemicals you use in the household. If everything is ideal it would be realistic to hope your...

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