Day: April 5, 2016

Amelia the Tiny Chihuahua Joins a Team of Miniature Therapy Horses

Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our April/May issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. She was going to die on that hike. Amelia weighed 1 pound — 1 single pound. Her owners …

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Do Dogs Need Insect-Repelling Clothing and Furniture?

My editor at Dogster recently forwarded some promotional materials to me. The materials were from a company that makes dog beds, blankets, car seat protectors, furniture such as cots, and clothing. The products have a twist: They are impregnated with permethrin. Permethrin is an insecticide. It also is an insect repellant. It is an ingredient …

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tylan tylosin for dogs

What Is Tylosin for Dogs?

What is tylosin? Tylosin, also prescribed under the names Tylan and Tylocine, is a macrolide antibiotic. Macrolide antibiotics are bacteriostatic medications, which means that they do not kill bacteria. Rather, they prevent already-present infective agents from reproducing and wreaking further havoc. With this inhibitive respite, an animal’s native immune system has time to catch up …

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