CAPC forecasts higher heartworm infections in South Central, Southeastern states
April 26, 2019The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) predicts in its newly released parasite forecast that heartworm occurrence will be higher than average this year . “We started providing our annual forecasts over eight years ago because of the dynamic and ever changing nature of parasites,” says CAPC executive director, Christopher Carpenter, DVM. “Over the years, we have seen these diseases continue to move. Our annual forecast will alert pet owners to the risks this year …
FDA finds potential link between diet and canine DCM
February 20, 2019According to reports investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), a large proportion of diets in canine DCM cases—both grain-free and grain-containing—include peas and/or lentils in various forms as a main ingredient.