Alternative options to the traditional Spay
LOVE stands for Laparoscopic OVE (ovariectomy). This is a minimally invasive spay that removes the ovaries from healthy female dogs. With this technique, two key-hole incisions are needed to spay your dog. The ovarian ligaments are not torn from the body, but carefully cut and cauterized with virtually no bleeding or pain.
Therefore, there is less tissue trauma associated to it which means faster recovery and less pain associated to it (65% less pain than traditional spays as shown by studies done).
News from the FDA regarding Flea and Tick Products
Medications in the isoxazoline class: Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard, and Simparica
Fast Facts from the FDA:
The FDA considers products in the isoxazoline class to be safe and effective for dogs and cats but is providing this information so that pet owners and veterinarians can take it into consideration when choosing flea and tick products for their pets.
The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinarians of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class.
The FDA-approved drugs in this class are Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica. These products are approved for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations, and the treatment and control of tick infestations.
Although these products can and have been safely used in the majority of dogs and cats, pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to review their patients’ medical histories and determine whether a product in the isoxazoline class is appropriate for their pet.
Statement from Cumming Veterinary Clinic
The doctors at Cumming Veterinary Clinic will not be prescribing these medications for patients with a history of seizures.
The doctors at Cumming Veterinary Clinic will recommend moving pets with a history of seizure disorder to a different product at the time of the next refill.
If you have any questions please click here for the FDA website.