Q: Are ORAL flea and tick preventives safe?

This past week the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new label claim on Nexgard, a monthly oral flea and tick preventive for dogs. The new label approval states that Nexgard prevents infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme...

Possible link between heart disease and “grain-free” pet food

PET HEALTH ALERT: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert about an investigation into a possible link between serious heart disease and “grain-free” pet food. For many years, this column has cautioned owners about following fad diet trends in pet...

Q: How can I save some money on my veterinary bills?

A:  The most important way to avoid large veterinary bills is to make room in your budget for a good quality prevention program.  By spending a little now, you will reduce the risk of an unexpected illness that could force you to choose between your financial solvency...