This isn’t going to be fair. It’s not a comparison of all the heartworm and flea medicines for dogs. You can find that by following the link (it even includes a handy chart).
Instead, when faced with such a large choice most people ask me what I think is best for their dog. That’s what this is. Continue reading “What is the Best Heartworm Treatment for Dogs?”
Why did working with Red Panda change my views on flea control? The answer contains an even bigger message about product safety and feline health.
Continue reading “Why Pandas Made Me Care About Flea Control”
Every seen a mangy dog? Probably not, at least not the way I mean. You have to be my age or older, or travel to disadvantaged places, to be likely to say yes these days. What passes for ‘mange’ now is nothing compared to what it looked like up to a generation ago. Continue reading “What Causes Mange In Dogs?”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
How To Get Rid Of Fleas
- Use modern flea killers recommended by vets and pet stores
- Remove fleas from the house and especially pet sleeping areas
- Keep dogs and cats on good flea control to prevent new infestations
What if common treatments recommended by your vet are causing deaths in dogs and cats?
‘Does Bravecto Kill Dogs?’ is a popular Facebook group with over 25,000 members dedicated to fighting the use of the popular 3-monthly flea control. Continue reading “Does Bravecto Kill Dogs?”
Is natural flea prevention an alternative for pets? Are there safe, non-toxic home remedies you can use to prevent or kill fleas?
I’ve listed some below and given my views on the safety and efficacy of each. Continue reading “Natural Flea Remedies”
Those who know us know how much we enjoy chatting about your pets. What you may not know is how useful it can be.
Here are two examples from one week last month. Just two of many. Continue reading “Why chatting is a vet’s job too”
Why is it so hard to know?:
Why Can’t We See Fleas?
- Cats are very good at removing flea evidence
- Fleas are fast runners
- Cats have thick coats, and
- Adult flea numbers are often very low
Continue reading “How do I know if my cat has fleas”
Update: a Senate inquiry into pet food is underway! Submissions close 20/7/2018. Visit this page to add your voice. No matter how much or little you have to say, everyone’s opinion is important. Together we can stop this from happening again.
Perhaps the biggest scandal of pet ownership in Australia is that there is no independent monitoring, testing or licensing of pet food products, and nowhere to turn when they cause harm. And equally shocking to vets is that it is easier to buy flea control products that are neither safe or effective than it is to buy good ones. Continue reading “Myth 7: If it is sold for pets, it must be safe”