Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects!

Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects! Summer bug problems? I nearly forgot about this low-tech simple solution really works to keep away the nasty little biting, flying insects that swarm around me and my dogs when we go on summer walks in the middle of summer. My girls Maisie and Wanda — who run […]

Worried About a Positive Test for Lyme Disease?

Worried About a Positive Test for Lyme Disease? Hang on!  Wait! Just because your dog tests positive for Lyme disease in the vet’s office does NOT mean you need to treat with antibiotics! My sister and two friends of mine recently took their dogs to their vets for an annual exam. All the dogs seemed […]

How to Prepare Dogs When You Travel

Holistic Vets (05-30-2016) #3056: Dr. Judy talks about her trip to five islands in the Caribbean and how to prepare your dogs when you travel. Before leaving do a full body check for lumps, ticks, and in their mouth so there are no surprises for your pet sitter to deal with — or for you […]

All About Lyme Disease

The Expert Vet (04-28-2015) #5037: LYME DISEASE — The first step is topical protection like Vectra 3D, then check for ticks after every walk. Get a urine sample looking for protein if you get a Lyme-positive test — and a quantitative blood test to determine whether the level is high but do not simply (mis)use […]

DOG TALK #371 (5-10-2014)

DOG TALK (5-10-2014) #371: Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins talks TICKS — the clear and present danger especially in Spring — and what one can do to provide protection for pets and people; Dr. Ian Dunbar’s puppy books recount the ways that early handling of a puppy influences his entire life and personality; GOOD DOGS! co-host and […]

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 […]