Archive for February, 2021

Kids and Interaction With Dogs

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Heartworm Preventative – Year Round or Not?

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Paraphrased from Dr. Judy Morgan:

Mosquitoes are the main way that heartworms are transmitted.  There are 3 stages.  The first 2 (L1 and L2 larvae) require temperatures above 80 F (27 C) for a minimum of two weeks to reach L3. That is the infection stage. So. while most veterinarians recommend year-round administration of heartworm preventative, it may only be required seasonally in some areas.

Since there are a lot of variables, Dr. Morgan wrote a blog to “…try and help you decide what kind of heartworm preventative may be recommended for your pet”.

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Column: Are you giving your pets supplements to ward off COVID? Don’t bother

Friday, February 26th, 2021

From the Los Angeles Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a boom in consumption of dietary supplements, with one recent report estimating 12% growth in sales last year.

 

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ACIP shortens recommendation for rabies PrEP to two-dose schedule

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Wednesday to shorten the recommendation for rabies PrEP to a two-dose vaccine schedule, aligning with international guidance.

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