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Traveling with Your Senior Dog…..

Advice from Pethelpers of Charleston, SC:

“As the holiday season approaches many of us are planning trips to visit friends and family. For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with pets in tow, we have some tips to help ensure a safe and comfortable journey for everyone.”  Read  more….

Dr. Jean Dodds Weighs in on Flea and Tick Products — Do Not Use Them If Possible!

In addition to the FDA warning on potentially fatal side-effects of a number of flea and tick products currently on the market, Dr. Jean Dodds has posted more information and advice, saying:

“If your companion dog or cat is not prone to fleas or you do not live in a tick-infested area, there is no reason to give flea and tick medications as preventatives. If these bugs attach themselves, you can use flea shampoos and combs, or specially designed tick removers. It is a little bit more work, but your companion pet’s health is worth it.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class.  Read more…..

W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hemopet / NutriScan
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843