Idea Exchange: A helping hand may increase parasite preventive compliance

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Jul 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

Some pet owners are uncomfortable applying flea preventives to their pets. To ensure they are applying it properly, I have them apply a starter dose in the exam room. I hold their pets and have the owners open the applicator and apply the dose onto the skin. Telling them a simple "good job" afterward leaves owners with the confidence to repeat the application by themselves the next month.

Dr. Natalie H. Hall
Atlanta, Ga.