Preventing parasites vs. treating parasites in dogs

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

parasites

When it comes to protecting your dog from parasites there’s a big difference between preventing parasites and treating parasites in dogs. Here’s a quick breakdown and how that applies to Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime).

Preventing canine parasites
Preventing parasites means proactively protecting your dog from getting these nasty little creatures so it never happens.

Treating canine parasites
Treating or getting rid of parasites refers to the process of killing or removing existing parasites from your dog.

Does Trifexis prevent or treat parasites?
Well, it depends on the parasite. Trifexis kills existing fleas and prevents any future flea infestations, so it offers both prevention and treatment for fleas.

When it comes to protecting your dog from heartworm disease,... read more >

Make sure your dog is protected

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

protect your dog

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s a good time to make sure your dog will be protected from parasites when you head outside this spring. Start by making an appointment to take your dog to your veterinarian. Then, ask about protecting your dog with Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime).

Trifexis is the #1 veterinarian-prescribed combo parasite protection for dogs.1 Just one beef-flavored tablet every month kills fleas and prevents flea infestations, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm*, roundworm and whipworm infections. Your dog needs to be 8 weeks of age or older and weigh 5 pounds or more to use Trifexis.

Serious adverse reactions have been reported following concomitant extra-label use of ivermectin with spinosad alone, one of the components of Trifexis chewable tablets. Please see... read more >

Dogs can lower your risk for asthma

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Dogs can lower your risk of asthma

Great news for dog lovers who have kids or are planning to start a family. A team of scientists studied more than 1 million Swedish children to determine the relationship between dog ownership and asthma. The study showed that children who grew up with dogs had asthma about 15 percent less than children without dogs.1

It just goes to show that the joys and benefits that dogs give us are far too many to count. So give your pooch a big hug for all the amazing things she does.

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10 things your veterinarian wished you knew

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

10 things your veterinarian wants you to know

Taking a proactive approach to your dog’s health can help ensure a longer, happier life. Here are 10 things your veterinarian wants you to know about your pet’s health.

1. The annual exam is really important.

Even if your dog appears to be in perfect health, it’s important to visit your veterinarian at least once a year to maintain his good health and to diagnose potentially harmful conditions early.

2. Get to know your dog before you bring her home.

Pet ownership can be a big responsibility and it’s important to know the basics about your dog’s breed, size and exercise requirements before you make a lifelong commitment. Many breeds are also particularly susceptible to certain health issues, and knowing this beforehand can help you prevent or delay potential... read more >

Sean’s Fighting Spirit

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Sean Goral lived to surf. But after a car wreck left him with a catastrophic spinal cord injury, he had to learn to live again. Fortunately, he received help in the form of an incredible Canine Assistants service dog named Spirit. See how, with Spirit by his side, Sean knows he can take on whatever life throws at him.

Elanco, the maker of Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime), proudly sponsors Canine Assistants and all its incredible service dogs like Spirit. Watch the full video series to witness Sean and Spirit’s emotional journey and celebrate the bond they formed. 

WATCH ALL OF SEAN & SPIRIT’S STORY

 

 

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How does a dog get hookworms?

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Dealing with a hookworm infection (Ancylostoma caninum) is no fun for you or your dog. But how did this happen? Here’s a quick breakdown of the hookworm lifecycle in dogs to help you understand how dogs get infected with hookworms.

Hookworm lifecycle1

Hookworm eggs are passed into the environment in animal feces, where they hatch and develop until they reach the infective larval stage.

Dogs become infected with hookworms by ingesting these larvae, by ingesting vertebrate hosts or cockroaches with infective larvae in their tissues, or by having the larvae penetrate their skin. As with roundworms, the larvae can migrate throughout the body. Some hookworm larvae may migrate and remain dormant in the dog’s tissues.  

Various triggers cause the larvae to travel to the small intestine, where they mature into adult worms. These adult hookworms become bloodsuckers that survive by attaching to the walls of the... read more >

What does FDA approval mean?

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) is a prescription product approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), that should only be obtained through a licensed veterinarian with whom you have a proper vet-client-patient relationship (VCPR).

The FDA is responsible for protecting public health by regulating human and animal drugs. In order for your veterinarian to prescribe Trifexis, it first had to be rigorously tested and proven safe to the FDA’s satisfaction when used according to label directions. That means before it went to market, the FDA reviewed and approved Trifexis as safe for use in dogs when used according to product labeling.

FDA Approval

Share Your Story: Laura & Eddie

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

"This is Eddie, a beagle who knows the answer is blowin’ in the wind. We’re not sure what the question is, but it’s probably related to his specialties: rabbit hunting, jumping through hula-hoops and couch snuggling. His head has been leaning out the window for over 14 years now. Whatever he finds out there makes him more lovable, with each passing breeze. He is our best friend, gentlest companion and the most gifted dog we’ve ever had! And the wind-blown look suits him perfectly." 

-Laura S.

Got a story like Laura’s? 

Tell us what makes your relationship with your dog so special and your story could be featured in our next campaign.

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Put parasites to bed

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Your dog is your snuggle buddy, your alarm clock and maybe even your pillow. And if you share a bed with your dog, this video may feel familiar to you.

It’s no surprise that your dog gets all of your heart and most of your bed, and you wouldn't trade it for the world. So protect your dog with Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime). It’s the once-monthly beef-flavored tablet that prevents flea infestations, prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), roundworm and whipworm infections. Trifexis is approved for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older and 5 pounds of weight or greater.

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The whipworm lifecycle in dogs

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

The whipworm lifecycle in dogs

Whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) are something to hope you never have to deal with. But if your dog gets infected with these dangerous parasites, learning about the canine whipworm lifecycle can help you understand what’s going on and what your veterinarian may be doing to treat the infection.

Whipworm lifecycle1

Whipworm eggs pass into the environment through feces of infected dogs. Once deposited in the soil, they are highly resistant to desiccation by environmental factors such as temperature extremes and sunlight and can remain viable for years.

Infection occurs when a dog ingests the infective eggs. The larvae generally hatch in the small intestine and then move to the large intestine, where they mature into adult worms in 74-90 days.

Treating whipworm infection in dogs

You should always start by talking to your veterinarian, who can answer... read more >

Share Your Story: Sara & Derby

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Does Sara B’s story remind you of your dog? We want you to share your story about what your dog means to you. Tell us about the wonderful, the hilarious and even the challenges that make your relationship so special.

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Is Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) safe for my dog?

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

You go to great lengths to care for your dog – because he’s worth it. So when it comes to his parasite protection, you want to know that it’s safe for your dog.

Trifexis is a safe, convenient way to protect your dog from heartworm disease, fleas and adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum), roundworm and whipworm infections. It has been rigorously tested and approved by the FDA and other regulatory authorities around the world. When used according to the product label, it’s been shown safe for dogs and puppies of all breeds who are 8 weeks of age and older and weigh 5 pounds or more.

To learn more about the safety of Trifexis, watch this video from Veterinarian Jeff Werber, DVM.

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How did my dog get fleas?

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

We hope you never have to ask the question, but if your dog has fleas, you’re probably wondering, “How did all these fleas get on my dog?” Well, we’ve got the answer to that and many of your other flea-related questions covered. Read on to find out.

Where did the fleas come from?

Your dog is at risk for fleas no matter where you live. So he may have encountered the fleas outside, from other dogs or animals, from an untreated pet or from flea eggs and larvae. Fleas particularly like shady areas outdoors and areas inside houses such as in carpets, under furniture and along baseboards.1

How did fleas get on my dog?

They may be wingless, but fleas are incredible jumpers, which makes your dog an easy target.

Why are there so many fleas?

Fleas reproduce very quickly, so it only takes one flea to start an infestation. Within 24 hours of its first blood meal, a flea can begin laying 40-50 eggs... read more >

Understanding the canine heartworm lifecycle

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Heartworm disease can be a deadly issue for your dog, and more than 1 million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease.1 So understanding the lifecycle of a heartworm is a critical part of helping to keep your dog safe. Learn more below about the heartworm lifecycle and what you can do to protect your dog.

Microfilariae

Microfilariae are actually microscopic larvae that can be found in the blood of heartworm-infected dogs. When a mosquito feeds on an infected animal, it ingests these microfilariae, which develop into infective larvae inside the mosquito in about two weeks.2

Larvae

The mosquito’s mouthparts pass the infective larvae to your dog’s skin, where they burrow into the tissue through the bite wound.2 The larvae begin to mature within three days and continue migrating through your dog’s tissue for several... read more >

Tips for puppy proofing your home

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Bringing a puppy into your life and your home is a big deal. It’s the start of a beautiful friendship that will last for years to come. But it takes more than just love to raise a dog. You need to provide your new pup with a safe, puppy-friendly home, and we’ve got a few tips to help you out. 

Here are three big things you want to look out for when puppy proofing your home.

1) Things that could hurt your dog

Electrical cords, cleaning chemicals and medicines are all things you want to keep far away from your puppy. Safely secure your cords and make sure your cabinets stay closed, so your dog can’t get to them or anything else that could be dangerous.

2) Things you don’t want your puppy to touch (or chew on)

Puppies are naturally curious and love to play, so it’s time to put away any valuables that could break if your dog bumps into them. The same goes for human food and human and animal medications. Keep... read more >

Five fun outdoor activities to do with your dog

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Now that spring and warmer weather are here, it’s time for you and your dog to head outside to share some fun. To help inspire you, here are our five favorite outdoor activities to do with dogs.

1) Go for a run or walk

Going for a run or a walk is probably the easiest way to get outside with your dog. It doesn’t even matter where you go, because your dog is just happy to be out and about with you. That’s why dogs make such great running and walking companions. They can also help give you the extra motivation to put on your sneakers, grab the leash and get out the door for some fun.

2) Hang out in the park

We know you have a favorite dog (or two), but you probably have a favorite park too. So pick a sunny day and head down there to spend some quality time together. And don’t forget to bring a blanket and some snacks to make a whole afternoon of it.

3) Play fetch

Whether it’s a... read more >

Learn about the roundworm lifecycle in dogs

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

You love your dog with all your heart, but dangerous parasites love dogs too, and often use them as hosts. Roundworms are one of the intestinal parasites that can infect your dog and cause serious health issues. Keep reading to find out how your dog can get roundworms, how the roundworm lifecycle works in dogs and what you can do if it happens to your dog.

The roundworm lifecycle1

A roundworm infection starts when a host like your dog ingests infective eggs in soil, or ingests animals (such as mice) that have eaten infective eggs and thus have larvae in their tissue. Unborn puppies can also be infected by their mother from larvae that cross the placenta.*

The larvae then make their way to the intestines, where they develop into adults. A single adult female roundworm can produce as many as 85,000 eggs per day.* These eggs are shed in the feces, which then contaminate the soil. The cycle repeats itself when the next dog... read more >

Share Your Story: Courtney & Bentley

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

“My dog Bentley is my best friend! He is always down to go anywhere or take an adventure! He LOVES his doggy bagpack! He loves to go on bike rides!! Every single time we go for a ride, we turn heads and get honked at!! I guess people are not used to seeing a dog in a bagpack on a bike :) Bentley is almost 11 years old but does not act like an old man at all. He is still as spunky as he was when he was a puppy! He is truly my furbaby and I hope he lives 10 more years!!!”

- Courtney L.

Have your own story to share?

We want to hear it. Tell us what makes your relationship with your dog so extraordinary so we can help tell the world how awesome your dog is. Go ahead, Share Your Story.

Share Your Story: Kaye & Tessa

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

We all know that life is better with our dogs, but this dog helped save a life! We are so thrilled Kaye shared this with us, so we hope you’ll read her story and Share Your Story with us too.

“On a Tuesday morning, I sat down to eat breakfast and choked on a piece of bacon. I could not get my breath and couldn't tell anyone what was wrong. I was trying to cough and could not. Our Field Spaniel, Tessa, kept pacing from me to my husband, who was also in the area but had his back turned. He turned around and came over to me, then Tessa got between us and started licking my face. The bacon dislodged and I sat back trying to get my breath. Tessa put her paws on my lap and wouldn't leave until she was sure I was going to be okay. She is my constant companion and a wonderful pet."

- Kaye P.

Heartworm protection for every season

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Some people only think about protecting their dogs during the summer months, but heartworm disease isn’t a seasonal thing–it can happen at any time, and it has been diagnosed in all 50 states in the U.S. The American Heartworm Society recommends that your veterinarian test your dog for an active heartworm infection every 12 months, and that you protect your pet from heartworm disease all 12 months of the year.1

The 3-in-1 parasite protection of Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) can help you keep your dog safe year-round. One dose every month not only prevents heartworm disease, it also kills fleas and prevents flea infestations while treating and controlling adult hookworm*, roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older and weigh 5 pounds or greater.

*Ancylostoma caninum

Go for 12. Save $25.

To... read more >

People always say dogs are like their owners.

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

People always say dogs are like their owners. As you can see, we both tend to blink in pictures. Birdie is a very special dog. She goes everywhere with me: to the office, on the scooter, shopping and vacations. She is extremely calm and kind. One of her favorite hobbies is cuddling. Every night, I tuck her into her dog bed the same way - she won’t go to sleep without a blanket laid over her. I adopted Birdie 3 1/2 years ago from the Humane Society in Minnesota. I’m not sure why someone dropped her off. She was perfectly housebroken, knew basic commands and walked nicely on the leash. Often times, I wonder what her name was before I got her. For some reason, she responds really well to Kitty :).

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Animal Hospital of Lawrence

Fergy loves car rides

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Fergy loves car rides, but she's pretty spoiled and enjoys having plenty of space. Over the course of a 3-hr drive she moves from my lap to her blanket to the kennel. We pack light so there's plenty of room for the seat to lie down.

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Winchester Pet Care

Wilbur is such a sweet little guy

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Wilbur is such a sweet little guy and is always up for anything, from going for an evening run to settling in on the couch for some cuddles, kisses and belly rubs. He claims he's too short to get onto our bed himself, so insists that we pick him up, but I saw him jump on the bed once when he thought I wasn't looking.

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Roeland Park Veterinary Clinic

When we adopted Echo from the shelter, they had no idea what breed of dog she was

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

When we adopted Echo from the shelter, they had no idea what breed of dog she was. It's been a fun game all these years for people to guess: a little Wolfhound, Airedale, Shepherd, who knows? A couple years back she was bitten by a copperhead snake in our yard and her face and neck swelled up to a crazy degree. (I have a photo - it's gross.) The vet was worried she might not make it, but Echo is a tough broad and she pulled through. Now, every time we go for a walk and there's a dead snake on the dirt road, she'll see it a long ways away and start slowing her speed and crouching down, regarding it very carefully…

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital

We got our dog Sunny from the county animal shelter a couple months after moving from New York City...

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

We got our dog Sunny from the county animal shelter a couple months after moving from New York City to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Like us, Sunny was a little out of her element and full of fear when we first adopted her. Slowly but surely she began to trust us while holding onto her absolute terror of all other people, especially cute little babies and toddlers. About eight months into our life with Sunny, we decided to plant beautiful and delicious things in our back yard. We filled pots with flowers and even planted some lettuce seeds in a little area near the swing set. Sunny was so submissive and obedient that it never dawned on us that she would eat everything we planted and drag our beautiful pots around the yard, sometimes breaking them. Everyday we would come home and find more damage done to our beautiful flowers, and everyday we would try to encourage her to please stop doing that. Weeks later I came home to find Sunny lounging and happily panting in what would become... read more >

Our chihuahua, Lazlo, is full of spunk

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Our chihuahua, Lazlo, is full of spunk. But he’s not a morning person. When he’s curled up under a blanket, it’s just best not to disturb him.

This is Eddie, a beagle who knows the answer is blowin’ in the wind

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

This is Eddie, a beagle who knows the answer is blowin’ in the wind. We’re not sure what the questions are. But they’re probably related to his specialties: rabbit hunting, jumping through hula-hoops and couch snuggling. His head has been leaning out the window for over 14 years now. Whatever he finds out there makes him more loveable with each passing breeze. He is our best friend, gentlest companion and the most gifted dog we’ve ever had! And the wind-blown look suits him perfectly.

This is Lou Johnson

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

This is Lou Johnson. He’s also known as sweet potato, Lou-Lou Mellon, mama’s baby and Lester, his evil alter ego. We adopted him two years ago this June from the Lawrence Humane Society. He is the best dog. He knows how to sit, lie down, come, shake, high five, stay and give kisses on command. He has his little quirks, like being terrified of storms, cell phone noises and the trash truck, but that just adds to his personality! This is a picture of him wearing mom’s favorite sweatshirt, and yes, that's a freckle on the end of his nose!

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Ottawa Vet Hospital

Reina is our goofy Doberman

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Reina is our goofy Doberman, who runs laps and laps inside our house when we get home - as most dogs do. She is a bull in a china shop, sliding all over the place on the hardwood floors, knocking into furniture. Though, stubborn and strong minded, she knows that my mom lays down the law at our house, and knows that she’ll get yelled at as soon as my mom hears her running through the house. Reina will be in the middle of her laps, spot my mom, come to a slow, glacial walk as she passes her, and as soon as the coast is clear, she’ll pick up her sprints, right from where she left off.

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital

Derby likes to take up the whole couch

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Derby likes to take up the whole couch, even though his bed is in reach.

Primary Veterinary Clinic: Animal Hospital of Lawrence

Why does Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) require a prescription? 

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Your veterinarian is your best source of information about what’s best for your dog. So before administering parasite protection like Trifexis, it’s important for your veterinarian to test your dog for a heartworm infection. Veterinarians prescribe Trifexis to kill fleas, prevent flea infestations, prevent heartworm disease and treat and control adult hookworm  (Ancylostoma caninum), roundworm and whipworm infections. We also recommend that you only purchase Trifexis from a veterinarian who can best advise you on how use the product safely and effectively.

You can also get peace of mind knowing that in order for Trifexis to become a prescribed combination parasiticide, it first had to be rigorously tested and proven safe when used according to label directions. So not only do you have your veterinarian looking out for your dog’s health, you also have a product that was approved as safe by the FDA and other regulatory authorities... read more >

3 types of parasite protection. 2 trusted active ingredients. 1 chewable tablet.

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

You may wonder, what’s in Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) and how does it work?  Trifexis combines two proven ingredients into one, easy-to-administer monthly pill that protects dogs against three types of dangerous parasites. Trifexis is approved for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older and 5 pounds of weight or greater. 

 

Fleas
Kills fleas and prevents flea infestations for a full month.

Heartworm
Prevents heartworm disease when used monthly for at least three months after the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Intestinal parasites
Treats and controls:

  • Adult hookworm infections*
  • Adult roundworm infections
  • Adult whipworm infections
*Ancylostoma caninum SPINOSAD IS A FLEA CONTROL MEDICINE FOR DOGS

Spinosad is the... read more >

Share Your Story: Amanda & Lou

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

There’s nothing cuter than your dog wearing your favorite sweatshirt. If you’ve got a great photo like this, we want you to share it and tell us what your dog means to you. Send it our way, and we might even feature your story. Here’s one from Amanda J. about her pup, Lou.

"This is Lou Johnson. He’s also known as sweet potato, Lou-Lou Mellon, mama’s baby and Lester, his evil alter ego. We adopted him two years ago this June from the Lawrence Humane Society. He is the best dog. He knows how to sit, lie down, come, shake, high five, stay and give kisses on command. He has his little quirks, like being terrified of storms, cell phone noises and the trash truck, but that just adds to his personality! This is a picture of him wearing mom’s favorite sweatshirt, and yes, that's a freckle on the end of his nose!"

... read more >

Protect what you love

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

You protect the important things in life, and that means protecting your dog from parasites with Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime).

Many dog owners only think about heartworm protection for dogs in the spring. And while that’s important, safeguarding your dog from heartworm disease year-round is vital.

The American Heartworm Society estimates that 1 million dogs have heartworm disease.1 And sadly, this dangerous disease can even kill dogs. 

To keep your pet safe, start by watching this video for some tips from veterinarian Jeff Werber, DVM, on protecting your dog from heartworm disease.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRIFEXIS

#CelebrateTheBond with this spring’s most popular Facebook posts

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

One of the greatest things about our dogs is that they always love us as much we love them. They’re loyal, devoted and always there to brighten our day with a wet nose and a wagging tail. Here are a few of our most popular Facebook posts from the last few months that help us #CelebrateTheBond with our beloved canine companions.

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Thanks to all the veterinarians, veterinary technicians and staff

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Our dogs mean the world to us. And so do the incredible veterinarians, veterinary technicians and all the other veterinary professionals who keep our dogs healthy and happy. 

They’re all a vital part of caring for your dog, so it’s important to visit your clinic for regular check-ups. And next time you’re there, make sure to thank all the wonderful people who spend their days looking out for you and your dog.

4 steps to control a flea infestation in your home

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Oh, no! You found fleas on your dog, and now those pests are all over your house. What do you do? First, stay calm. Then, follow these four easy steps to control a flea infestation.

1) Talk to your veterinarian

Your veterinarian is your best source of information about flea control for your dog. So make sure to talk about how to kill fleas on your dog.

2) Treat your dog

Your veterinarian will probably recommend treating your dog with a product such as Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime), which kills fleas quickly. It may take up to 3 months to reduce the infestation in your home, so it’s important to keep treating your dog during this time period.

3) Prevent future flea infestations

Your best line of defense against a future flea infestation is protecting your dog year-round with a product such as Trifexis that kills fleas... read more >

Is heartworm prevention important for your dog?

October 31, 2015 Categories: Estrum, Lorem Ipsum, nequiae

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease can be a serious health concern for your dog. The American Heartworm Society estimates that 1 million dogs have this potentially fatal disease.1 That’s why year-round heartworm prevention is so important to help keep your dog safe.

Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) is the #1 prescribed canine combination parasiticide.2 In fact, more than 15,000 veterinarians in the U.S. trust Trifexis to protect their pet patients3 and have prescribed more than 90 million doses since it became available in 2011.4 

Heartworm Prevention

Ask your veterinarian about Trifexis and how you can protect your dog from heartworm disease with just one beef-flavored tablet every month.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HEARTWORM... read more >