Monica Tarantino, DVM
Jul 16, 2019

Vaccination FAQs Jump to a specific question and answer: 1. My pet has always had a reaction to vaccines; what causes this? 2. How safe are pet vaccines? Do they cause cancer, illness or fatal side effects later? 3. Which vaccines are really necessary for cats/dogs? 4. Is… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 08, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on July8, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM If you prefer to use DIY products for your four-legged family member, you’ve probably read about diatomaceous earth for fleas. While it does kill fleas, there are some important things to be aware of before using… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jun 27, 2019

Finding an effective, safe flea treatment for your dog is an important pet parent task. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your dog gets the flea protection they need with as little risk to their health as possible. What to Consider When Picking the Safest Flea… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 24, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM It takes just one bite from a mosquito that’s infected with heartworm larvae to jeopardize your pet’s health and welfare. And if your pet becomes infected, heartworm disease is often debilitating and can be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 24, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Even by parasite standards, fleas are annoying. But adult fleas that you see on your pet are only a small part of the problem. “Adult fleas only make up 5 percent of the flea infestation population,” says Dr.… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Jun 17, 2019

Essential oils are advertised for a variety of uses, including aromatherapy, beauty care and natural medicine. Because essential oils are naturally derived, people often mistakenly think they are safer alternatives to standard medicines such as antibiotics and antiseptics.… Read More