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UPDATE: March 20, 2019 - Hill's has expanded their voluntary recall to include new canned dog food diets as well as expanded date/lot codes for previously recalled diets. Please see their website for the expanded recall. Newly added products are BLUE on the list.
November 5, 2018
Tufts University Article This is an article written by Dr. Freeman- a veterinary nutritionist and professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. This article discusses the suspected link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs. It also discusses some cases they have seen present at their hospital, the breakdown of what grain-free means, and more about Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).
September 25, 2018
In response to the recent conversations regarding a specific drug class of flea/tick preventatives (including Bravecto, Nexgard, Simparica, and Credelio).
We at the Country Doctor Veterinary Hospital wanted to provide you with an accurate source for this information and to assure you that we have prescribed these products to patients as well as using them on our personal pets. We have found them to be safe and effective and have not had any reports of neurological events. We have seen a few cases of gastrointestinal issues that resolved.
We recommend preventatives based on your pets’ health history and exposure factors and do not rely on one product for all of our patients.
Please take the time to review the statement made by the FDA and take note that they consider the products in this class of drug to be safe and effective for dogs and cats.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to direct them to our veterinarians and staff here.