“We should be concerned, but not panicked,” said Dr. Dennis J. Slade, an internist at the Animal Medical Center on the Upper East Side. Dr. Slade said that the current strain of the virus was pretty infectious and that it would most likely spread to other boroughs. While most healthy dogs should be fine, he … Continue reading New York Today: An Outbreak of Dog Flu
In the midst of tick season, experts are offering helpful suggestions to avoid bites that can lead to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended treating clothes with insect repellents or products containing 0.5 percent permethrin.
Dr. Carly Fox, a doctor at N.Y.C.’s Animal Medical Center, told Bustle that just because essential oil aromatherapy has some proven health benefits for humans, doesn’t mean it’s good for your furry friend.
Despite Lyme and other tick-borne diseases being on the rise, a new study found that pet owners are alarmingly unaware of the dangers of the pests.
“Essential oils need to be used with extreme caution with pets,” Dr. Carly Fox, a doctor at NYC’s Animal Medical Center, tells Bustle. Essential oil aromatherapy may have proven health benefits for us humans, such as relieving stress or pain, but that doesn’t mean it will have the same effect on your dog or cat.