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Update: FDA Alert on Oral Flea/Tick Preventatives


We have been able to get in touch with the FDA and some of the manufacturers of the oral flea/tick preventatives that fall into the isoxazoline class – Bravecto, NexGard, Simperica and Credelio.  

Here is some more clarity regarding the Alert and what it means in regards to these products:


FDA Alert - Oral Flea/Tick Preventatives


On September 20th, the FDA came out with a public Alert regarding the potential for neurological adverse events related to flea/tick preventatives within the isoxazoline class – essentially all of the currently available oral flea/tick preventative products (NexGard, Bravecto, Simperica and Credelio).  

There are still a lot of unanswered questions presented by the FDA’s Alert, but we are actively investigating this issue and will keep you posted!


Why do we booster, or re-administer vaccines?


It takes energy for the body to maintain immunity against a pathogen, which is a waste in the eyes of the body if that pathogen is no longer considered a threat.  Therefore, your body’s immunity against a pathogen will fade over time if it is not re-exposed or “reminded” that the immunity is still important.  This is what is being achieved when a vaccine is “boostered” – the body is being reminded that the disease is still important to be protected against.



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