Some breeds of dogs are more sensitive to certain drugs compared to other breeds. For example, Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Shepherds and other breeds are often more sensitive to the antiparasitic drug, ivermectin [found in HeartGuard].
Dogs with the mutant gene can not pump some drugs out of the brain as a normal dog would, which may result in abnormal neurologic signs [i.e., SEIZURES]. The result may be an illness requiring an extended hospital stay--or even death.
** SSPSNJ veterinarians prescribe Interceptor for monthly heartworm treatment.
"It is estimated that 80% of all dogs and cats over three years of age have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the most common of all small animal maladies. More common than skin and gastrointestinal problems combined. Obviously, animals can't brush their own teeth, so bacteria build above and below the gumline. Bacterial by-products loosen the tooth's attachment, eventually causing pain and tooth loss. In addition, the bacteria from periodontal disease may cause secondary kidney, liver, and heart disease."
For more information on caring for your pet's teeth, how to recognize the stages of peridontal disease ~ visit Dr. Jan Bellows website http://www.dentalvet.com/
Dental Care ~ Excellent information/pictures from Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue