The Difference Between Heartworm Treatments

The Difference Between Heartworm Treatments My friend is fostering a dog through a rescue and the dog is heartworm positive. I was wondering what is involved in slow kill treatment for dogs with heart worms? This rescue seems to be preferring the slow kill treatment while the foster is unsure of the slow kill treatment. … Read more

Why We’re Not Giving ProHeart 6 or 12* To Our Patients.

Why Won’t I Prescribe ProHeart 6/12? It’s not because of money! I’d *double* my preventative revenues recommending and giving that product! It’s not because of effectiveness! It works just fine! In fact, fully 1% (one percent) better than monthlies. Not because of convenience! What could be easier than a shot every year to prevent heartworms? … Read more

Lyme’s Disease – What Is It? Is It Common?

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In 2000 they did a study in Georgia and the DNR found that only one in twenty ticks carried Lyme’s borrelia bacteria. Lyme’s Disease is often talked about, and for good reason. In the Northeastern United States, it is safe to assume that if your dog carries ticks at all, it will be exposed to … Read more

Do Ticks Freeze to Death In Winter? How Do Ticks Survive Winter?

It turns out, ticks are HARD to kill with frost. They have to go down to TEN DEGREES Fahrenheit – and stay there for a couple DAYS before they perish. Fact is, most of them never get that cold, can get into the dirt and leaf litter in the forest or better: Onto a warm … Read more

Fleas

Flea Control in Dogs and Cats The Home I’ve treated the house lots of ways over the years. I’ve bombed (when we didn’t have kids around on the floor) and then when we had kids around we used boric acids. (FleaBusters specifically). If there’s a problem with Fleabusters, it’s that you don’t have traction on … Read more

Lyme’s Disease in Dogs – Prevalence and Treatment

Dogs carrying ticks should be immunized to avoid that chance that they will have the debilitating immune response to the disease.

Lyme’s Disease Almost twenty years ago, they did a study in Georgia and the DNR found that only one in twenty ticks carried Lyme’s borrelia bacteria. Lyme’s Disease is often talked about, and for good reason. In the Northeastern United States, it is safe to assume that if your dog carries ticks at all, it … Read more

Heartworm Disease in Dogs – Preventable

Mosquitoes are the vector from dog to dog of the heartworm disease organisms.

One of the more common deadly diseases of dogs is heartworm disease, which can be prevented. Heartworm disease can occur in cats with about the frequency of winning the lottery. The adult worms live inside the dog’s heart. They will cause heart disease, but also they’ll drift into the lungs, where they will cause respiratory … Read more