From the Pros

From the Pros: Fleas & Ticks

By Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst, Ph.D.

Powassan Disease, caused by an encephalitis virus, is in the same family as West Nile Disease and St. Louis encephalitis. Encephalitis means brain inflammation. These diseases are rare because the brain is highly protected from the general blood circulation, but when they do occur they can cause permanent brain damage or even death.

The alternate hosts for the ticks that spread this virus are small rodents: squirrels,

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From the Pros: Reason and the Ridiculous

By Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MSFP, CVA
Executive Director of the AHVM Foundation

Are all dogs the same size? How about cats? Do they all like the same food? The same toys? Does the couch potato cat that lives only indoors have the same chance of being attacked by the local tomcat as the indoor-outdoor cat? Does the dog even get feline AIDS? Do all animals get the same amount of exercise?

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From the Pros: The Ark Naturals Team
Ark Naturals works in closely in conjunction with Dr. Nancy Scanlan, the Executive Director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF) and Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst Ph.D. of the Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory at the USDA. From time to time we will be posting pet related tips and stories from them both that we feel would benefit our pet owning consum
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