Archive for the ‘Drugs’ Category

Comfortis Division

Friday, July 12th, 2013

This Post is an addendum to Splitting Vials: Saving money on Flea and Tick Control   Comfortis (Spinosad), Monthly Oral Flea Treatment for Dogs Minimum dose      30mg/kg Maximum… Read more

Dumbing-Down our Pets with Insecticides?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Three recent articles have revealed exposure of the fetus to Organophosphates (OPs), a class of insecticide commonly used on our food crops and pets, stunts cognitive development  throughout… Read more

Effects of Bowel Flora on Wellbeing

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The ecosystem that lives in your gut is complex, dynamic, amazonian in scale  and poorly understood. It’s affected by genes and what we put in our mouths: food, bacteria, probiotics and antibiotics…. Read more

CSI Ballina: Kittens Under the Influence

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Here’s a brief account of two kittens recently adopted-out by a welfare agency.  A few hours after arrival at their new home, one was lapsing into unconsciousness, the other was drunk and having… Read more

Thumbnail Audit of Adverse Vaccination Events

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

If justifying your decision against vaccination in terms of feared side effects, it’s important to get your facts right.   Here we’ll look at the types of side effects dogs and cats may suffer… Read more

Mange: Demodex in the Dog

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

This is a story of a common skin complaint in young dogs, that often spontaneously resolves without treatment. The more chronic, severe form can leave a dog looking like something off the streets of… Read more

Tick Serum Shortages

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Watch out! This years severe tick season has depleted our national antivenom stockpile, and manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand. The current weather pattern is doing more than just… Read more

Splitting Vials: Risk Minimising

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Many pet owners, jack of extortative pricing,  are defying the recommendations of drug manufacturers and vets, and  working-out ways to economise.  When tick season arrives and monthly… Read more

Nutraceutical and Supplement Claims: Man

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Here’s a graphic representation  of the popularity (size of bubble), and strength of scientific evidence (colour) in support of nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. While many are not relevant in… Read more

C.S.I Billinudgel: Russell, a 1080 Survivor

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In one sense, Russell is a very lucky boy. So far, in 6 years, he has survived a blow from a car, several venomous snakebites, obstruction on bladder stones, and secretly snacking on rat poison. If… Read more