Trifexis is a new prevention product for dogs that protects them from heartworm disease, internal parasites (roundworms/hookworms/whipworms), and fleas. It is a once a month oral medication that dogs generally take willingly. It is winning many green awards for being environmentally friendly.
So why isn't the Delmar Animal Hospital using it?
Trifexis has no tick prevention or repellant properties. In upstate New York ticks are still a major worry and vector of disease. Currently we recommend using heartworm prevention with internal parasite control (like Heartgard) AND a flea and tick topical (like Vectra or Frontline).
So, for our snowbird clients, use the Trifexis your Florida veterinarian may be suggesting while in Florida. But we suggest using Vectra or Frontline with Heartgard while you are back in upstate New York!
Flea and tick protection has just gotten easier!
Nexgard, a once a month chewable treat, is available for dogs.
Canine Flu is again in the news with a recent article in the New York Times and recent approval of a second Canine Flu vaccine against the Asian version of the virus.
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April 14, 2015
The canine influenza outbreak afflicting more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest is caused by a different strain of the virus that was earlier assumed, according to laboratory scientists at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin. Researchers at Cornell say results from additional testing indicate that the outbreak is being caused by a virus closely related to Asian strains of influenza A H3N2 viruses, currently in wide circulation in southern Chinese and South Korean dog populations since being identified in 2006. The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about H3N2. The answers are based on what we know to date.