Cat Scratch Disease Can Put You in the Hospital

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (09-02-2020) #0004: Dr. Bruce Gordon Kornreich from the Cornell Feline Health Center (which does research to prevent and treat diseases in cats) talks about the dangers of cat scratch disease. In rare cases, a scratch or bite can send some cat owners to the hospital. Find […]

6 Ways to Protect Your Cats & Yourself from Cat Scratch Disease

6 Ways to Protect Your cats & Yourself from Cat Scratch Disease You can forgive the new kitten in your life for the bright red tracks her little claws painted down your arm, but keep an eye on those scratches — they can lead to terribly serious health consequences. Cat scratch disease can actually put […]

Itchy Dog? Don’t Blame Food! Get SPOT Test!

Itchy Dog? Don’t Blame the Food! Get the SPOT Test! Does your dog scratch and lick and/or bite at her ears, feet, flanks or neck? Skin problems are probably the number one reason pet owners go to their vets. I get numerous emails asking for advice and suggestions about resolving skin issues like hot spots, […]

Vectra Kills Fleas But Please Give It A Chance To Work!

Vectra Kills Fleas But Please Give It A Chance To Work! Somebody posted on my blog that they used Vectra and their dog still had fleas so they were off to buy another product. I cynically wondered if this was a planted comment, put there by the competitors to Vectra, who are nervous about the […]

Marlene’s Vet is All Wrong to Refuse to Get Vectra for Her Cat

Marlene’s Vet is All Wrong to Refuse to Get Vectra for Her Cat Marlene in Florida is a listener who adores her two kitties and worries about their health, what to feed them and fusses over them with a bushel basket of love. On my advice, Marlene asked her vet about ordering Vectra for cats, […]

Scared about Ticks? You Should be! And Vectra 3D is your Best Defense

Scared about Ticks? You Should be! And Vectra 3D is your Best Defense Years ago I got an email from a longtime listener to DOG TALK®, about a show in which Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins spoke strongly about the need for topical tick repellents for at-risk dogs (those in tick-infested areas of the country, and especially […]

Picking a Puppy (Part 2), Meet the Parents, Boy or Girl

Read the Previous installment: Picking a Puppy, Part 1 MEET THE PARENTS Many experts say you should meet a puppy’s parents, since purebred dogs are selected genetically for temperament. They advise that you can learn about your puppy’s probable disposition by watching her mother and father. The only problem with this is that it is […]