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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why VECTRA 3D is Better Against Dog Ticks

Why VECTRA 3D is Better Against Dog Ticks I am pretty concerned about ticks since all my dogs run free in fields and forests every day — which are crawling with ticks — and each has tested positive for a different tick-borne disease. So I am grateful that Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins — my co-host on […]

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 […]