I’ve written a lot about raw pet food in the past. Initially, the concerns were about Salmonella, since raw fed dogs and cats have high rates of shedding Salmonella, can get sick from it and owners can be infected (from the pet or cross-contamination from the food…always hard to sort that out).

More recently,

Ivermectin is a commonly used anti-parasitic in animals, and it’s also used in people to treat some parasitic diseases. Additionally, it’s still widely discussed in some internet circles for treatment or prevention of COVID-19. That’s based on mainly anecdotes, some in vitro study, and very poor quality “clinical trials”.

It’s led to stories of people

We partnered with the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology to update our MRSP fact sheets for pet owners, including a new look, and a French translation!  Access them using the links below, or on the Worms & Germs Resources – Pets page.

What is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius? (English)

Qu’est-ce que le Staphylococcus pseudintermedius résistant à

I’m always on the lookout for good-looking, easy-access resources to help communicate (and to help others communicate) messages around safe and responsible pet ownership, which is how this blog got its start!  I also don’t like re-inventing the wheel when I don’t have to, and I appreciate that many organizations have people with vastly better

Lyme disease vaccine is a non-core vaccine, meaning it’s not needed for all dogs in all areas. It’s an effective vaccine, and I’d consider it a reasonable vaccine to give to dogs in (or visiting) higher risk areas, especially when there might be owner compliance issues with tick preventive medication. Available tick preventatives are very