Some DVMs are weak on supplements, with pet owners doing their own questionable research and dosing and feeding their pets accordingly for such conditions as cancer, osteoarthritis and kidney disease. It's high time for you to dig into the science, says Dr. Ernie Ward, and see how they can help with pets' chronic conditions.
Veterinarians diligently recommend and prescribe heartworm preventives to control heartworm disease. Yet, heartworm infection is an ever-increasing problem. Because mosquitoes are the only known vector of Dirofilaria immitis, controlling mosquitoes through the use of an insecticide like Vectra® 3D should help control heartworm transmission much in the same way that targeting vectors has been used successfully to control vector-transmitted diseases in people.
Veterinarians aren't just for cats and dogs. They're crucial to human health and global security, says UC Davis dean, and should be partners with physicians, farmers and world leaders more than ever before.