There is an epidemic here in America, that you may not be aware of. An epidemic of overweight and obese dogs, that affects the majority of dogs! We briefly touched on this fact in our article about your relationship with your Vet. Now we will be expanding upon the fact that 56% of Dogs are Overweight or Obese! A shocking statistic that should make any dog owner think about their dog’s weight.
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On September 20, 2018, the FDA sent out an alert to pet owners and veterinarians about potential neurological adverse events associated with certain oral flea and tick drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. Tevra Brands currently does not market an oral flea and tick product.
According to the FDA article, “since these products have obtained their respective FDA approvals, data received by the agency as part of its routine post-marketing activities indicates that some animals receiving Bravecto, Nexgard or Simparica have experienced adverse events such as muscle tremors, ataxia, and seizures.”
Frontline Plus®* for Dogs kills adult fleas and ticks and attacks flea eggs and larvae. It also aids in the control of sarcoptic mange mite infestations. The two active ingredients in Frontline Plus are fipronil and (S)-methoprene. It is a topical that offers up to 4 weeks of protection. Frontline Plus helps to break the flea’s life cycle by destroying the next generation of flea eggs and larvae. For a 6 pack of treatment for a dog that weighs between 23-44 pounds, the median price is around $75.00**
K9 Advantix® II** for Dogs repels and kills fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. It also kills flea eggs and lice and repels biting flies. It is a topical that lasts for up to 4 weeks and works through contact on your dog. This means that there is no biting needed to kill these nasty pests. The main ingredients in K9 Advantix II are Imidacloprid, Permethrin, and Pyriproxyfen. The average cost of a 4 pack of treatments for a K9 Advantix II for dogs runs between $47.99-$49.99 depending on weight break*.
You hear it all the time from human dentists: brush twice daily, floss, use mouthwash and rinse. It’s a routine that is hammered into our brains so often that for most of us it becomes second nature. However, what you hear about far less is that you need to take care of your pet’s teeth as well! Your cat and dog can develop mouth and gum diseases just like you and me, and their dental care is important. So here are some steps you can take to keep your pet’s pearly whites, white!
It is safe to say pet owners want what is best for their furry family members. We buy them toys, the food we think is best, shower them with love and affection and try our best to keep them healthy. However, it is all too easy to overlook a very important part of your pet’s health routine, yearly vet visits. That’s right, most vets recommend that they see your dog or cat at least once a year! 56% of Millennial pet owners say that they fall short of that suggestion, and here are a few reasons why that should change.
Most of us love celebrating Halloween, but it can be a rather stressful time for our furry family members. Here are 9 things you can do to give your pets a safe and stress-free Halloween this season.