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In The News: Heartworm drug resistance

It’s Real!   Leading authorities in pet parasites now concur that resistance to the class of drugs used in heartworm preventive drugs is real.  http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=28284 “We now have proof there is resistance to the macrocyclic lactone (ML) class,” said Dr. Byron Blagburn, an Auburn University parasitologist who did much of the research on strains of heartworm …

Fish Oil – many health benefits for dog health

Fish Oil – many health benefits for dog health by Dr. Jeannie Thomason Fish oil has shown positive benefits in helping pets with disease as well as preventing some health problems. In recent years, essential fatty acids, specifically, omega-3s have been among the most commonly used nutritional supplements in treating dogs (and cats). Omega-3 fatty …

Hawthorn For The Heart

 Hawthorne is a spiny shrub that has been traditionally used as a heart tonic in European herbal medicine. The primary active ingredients, the proanthocyanidins, are responsible for the red-to-blue color of many fruits, such as blueberries, grapes, and blackberries. The proanthocyanidins, and a related group of ingredients, the anthocyanidins, are known as potent antioxidants and …