I think we can all agree that fleas and ticks are a problem. Especially considering the risk factors of the types of diseases that ticks can carry, as well as the risks of anemia associated with an infestation of fleas. This week we featured one of our returning guests and expert veterinarians, Dr. Nancy Reese. In addition to being a practicing DVM, Dr. Nancy also earned a master’s degree in Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and a PhD in Epidemiology.
In this episode, Dr. Nancy addresses this common concern for pet parents by covering some of the following topics: alternative ideas to controlling fleas and ticks when your dog goes outside, why environmental conditions matter when choosing the best flea & tick protocols, how to avoid over exposure to parasiticide toxins, as well as shares her expert advice on why it is important to reduce your dog’s risk factors of getting fleas and ticks when they are undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.
Helpful Resources and Related Links:
https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/cancer-causes/safer-flea-and-tick-treatments-for-dogs/ by Susan Harper, AHC, DAH, MHAO, Animal Health Consultant
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About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese:
Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. If you string all her letters out after her name it looks like this: Nancy Reese, DVM, MPVM, PhD. In her spare time, she volunteers to help evacuate and shelter animals caught up in disasters, and she’s currently training to help in human search and rescue efforts. Dr. Reese lives in a log cabin with her husband, her 13-year-old golden retriever, and her two 13-year-old cats. Her hobbies include boosting the quality of life and longevity for all animals in her care, hiking, travelling, and cross-country skiing. Oh, and lots of dog walking.
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