The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating a link between certain dog foods (many labeled grain-free) and a type of heart disease in dogs called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

An update on this investigation was published in June, along with the names of 16 pet food brands that have been associated with 10 or more cases of DCM nationwide. This is the first time brands have been listed; although more than the 16 that were mentioned were implicated. 

There has been a fair amount of publicity surrounding this FDA update, so we prepared this bulletin to update our clients.

Many pet owners have concerns about the health impact that the new corona virus (COVID-19) may have for them and their pets. What we know as of March 9 is that COVID-19 causes flu-like symptoms in people, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently alerted pet owners and veterinarians about potential neurologic events associated with drugs in the asoxazoline class, which includes the flea and tick drug, NexGard. We have had a few clients ask us about the safety of this medication.

This is our take on NexGard:

The doctors and staff at the Animal Hospital of Verona are proud to announce that we now offer therapeutic laser treatments!

Laser therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and pain, while stimulating cells to heal faster. It is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain.

Animal Hospital of Verona is honored to sponsor Frees, a police dog from the Madison Police Department's K9 Unit, providing preventive veterinary care for this skilled and valuable member of our community.

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