People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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A recent commercial on TV has talked about "SILEO" for calming dogs without sedation. Our clinic DOES NOT recommend this product. Please read below the safety information from the website of the company distributing the prescription medication:
|Important Safety Information: Do not use SILEO in dogs with severe cardiovascular disease, respiratory, liver or kidney diseases, or in conditions of shock, severe debilitation, or stress due to extreme heat, cold or fatigue or in dogs hypersensitive to dexmedetomidine or to any of the excipients. SILEO should not be administered in the presence of preexisting hypotension, hypoxia, or bradycardia. Do not use in dogs sedated from previous dosing. SILEO has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 16 weeks of age or in dogs with dental or gingival disease that could have an effect on the absorption of SILEO. SILEO has not been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Transient pale mucous membranes at the site of application may occur with SILEO use. Other uncommon adverse reactions included emesis, drowsiness or sedation. Handle gel-dosing syringes with caution to avoid direct exposure to skin, eyes or mouth.|
April showers can bring more than May flowers
The American Veterinary Medical Association warns that canine leptospirosis can occur anywhere dogs are exposed to wildlife, farm animals, or stagnant water—even their own backyards.¹
And for many dogs, spring means more time outdoors—and more potential exposure to leptospirosis.
Remember: dogs infected with leptospirosis can present with a wide range of nonspecific signs, including:
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