April is Heartworm Awareness Month

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, heartworm is a potentially serious (even fatal) parasite that affects dogs, cats, and pets such as ferrets.  In the wild, heartworm is found in many animals, including foxes, raccoons, and opossums. Mosquitoes transfer the heartworm parasite from animal to animal, usually in the form of larvae.  The larvae … Continue reading April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Health and Safety Tips for Camping and Hiking with Your Dog

With the warm spring weather just around the corner, many outdoorsy dog owners are already planning this season’s outside adventures! The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a series of disease prevention tips for dog owners who take their pets hiking, backpacking, and camping. Here are some highlights, but be sure to check out the … Continue reading Health and Safety Tips for Camping and Hiking with Your Dog

FDA Warns Pet Owners and Vets About Risks of Certain Flea and Tick Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently issued an animal drug safety communication about the potential neurological side effects of a class of flea and tick medication known as isoxazoline. FDA-approved isoxazoline drugs go by the brand names Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, and Simparica.  Isoxazolines are a relatively new class of synthetic pesticides that can … Continue reading FDA Warns Pet Owners and Vets About Risks of Certain Flea and Tick Medications

A Guide to Understanding Pet Parasite Dangers in Your State

Spring is the time of year when many dog and cat owners start thinking about parasite protection.  Internal and external parasites can pose a serious health risk for our pets, but how do we know which ones are a particular danger in our geographic area? The Companion Animal Parasite Council has created a series of … Continue reading A Guide to Understanding Pet Parasite Dangers in Your State