How to ensure your pet’s flea control medications work

How to ensure your pet’s flea control medications work

Why do fleas sometimes stay on a pet after application of a topical flea treatment? This is something that veterinarians have been increasingly asked in recent years, as clients are questioning whether topical spot-on products that have been on the market for a number of years are still as effective. Most veterinary experts and parasitologists answer the efficacy question with a resounding YES. While researchers and experts acknowledge the persistence of […]

Advantage flea control pet medication

Advantage flea control pet medication

Are you curious about Advantage flea medicine? Read a few of our customer reviews to see how well it has worked on their pets. “I have used Advantage for years on all my dogs and now on my cats and it gets rid of the fleas almost at once. I wouldn’t be without it. My pets never had an allergy problem with it. Just try it once and you’ll be […]

Are topical flea & tick pet medications safe?

Are topical flea & tick pet medications safe?

The most frustrating external parasites we deal with in small animal veterinary medicine are flea and tick infestations on dogs and cats. Not only are these pesky pests irritating to pets, often leading to excessive skin itching, allergies, and secondary skin infections, but they also carry many diseases that are a risk to both the pet and their human family. Thus, thorough and effective flea/tick control is an essential part […]

Zoonotic diseases

Zoonotic diseases

In a recent blog post, I touched on many of the more common diseases potentially transmitted from animals to people, otherwise known as zoonotic diseases. In the recent veterinary literature, I have been reading even more articles on the role fleas play, especially in indoor/outdoor cats and certain potential wild life reservoirs such as opossums, in recently recognized diseases in people. While one often thinks of ticks and the role they can […]

Effective flea control for dogs and cats

Effective flea control for dogs and cats

Many effective flea control products have made their way onto the market over the past few decades, and veterinarians as well as pet owners are often confused as to which ones are the most effective. It seems that every few years a new flea medication is coming out touting superiority over another. However, at the same time many clients may also complain that some of the older products don’t work […]