Who else comes running to greet you after a hard day's work? Cuddles with you when nothing seems to be going your way? Trusts and adores you whole-heartedly? We at Novartis Animal Health know how rewarding it can be to be a dog owner. We also know how important it is to keep your dog healthy and happy. We help improving the health and welfare of your pet.
The Flea - Tiny but Dangerous
Fleas can cause problems that mere scratching can’t solve.
Flea bites are responsible for the most common allergy found in dogs – flea allergy dermatitis. Of course a flea bite is uncomfortable and dogs will scratch to seek relief, but this in turn can lead to skin infections.
If a dog ingests a flea while grooming, the flea can transmit tapeworms, one of the most frequent – and unpleasant – internal parasites for domestic animals.
What’s more, a severe flea infestation can lead to anaemia, especially in puppies, sometimes in older dogs.
Fleas are dangerous to your dog – it needs regular protection.
Ticks are able to transmit diseases which can be fatal.
They can be found in all sorts of places such as parks, golf courses, woods, playgrounds and your own garden.
Ticks aren’t just irritants - due to the ability to transmit diseases a bite can be potentially fatal to dogs. And if a tick falls from your dog’s coat and seeks you out as a host, then you too might pick up a very unpleasant disease.
Ticks can be serious health hazards and you should make sure your dog is protected.
We love our pets and they add to our lives in so many ways. But as pet owners, we all need to be aware that most cats and dogs carry parasitic worms at some point in their lives.
Worms can be hazardous to your pet’s health and also potentially to the health of the people who come into contact with it, causing zoonotic diseases: diseases that can be passed from animals to people.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get rid of most worms and massively reduce the risks associated with these worms.
You can protect your pets and family simply by worming regularly in consultation with your veterinarian.
People used to think that dogs destroying the furniture or barking or urinating while alone were acting out of anger or spite. Now, veterinarians recognize that these behaviours are often signs of a common disorder known as separation anxiety.
Heart failure can occur in dogs of all breeds, weights and ages, but is most common among older dogs. In fact, it affects 25% of all dogs over the age of 7. If left untreated it can be fatal, but thanks to modern veterinary medicine, dogs with heart failure can live longer, healthier, more active lives.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common skin diseases of dogs. The principal causes of AD are external allergens, e.g. house dust mites, pollens, molds, etc. Each dog has its own individual allergic threshold. It will tolerate a certain exposure to such allergens without showing clinical signs. When the threshold is exceeded, then the allergy becomes clinical. The allergic threshold of each dog can change by factors that affect its health.
Osteoarthritis (OA) - the most common form of arthritis in both people and dogs - is a painful, degenerative disease that affects highly movable joints. The weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, elbows and stifles (knees) of dogs, are the most susceptible to this debilitating condition. Dogs suffering from the everyday pain of OA may have difficulty jumping onto your bed, climbing stairs, even getting in and out of the car.
Novartis Animal Health is dedicated to find solutions to the health problems that cats and dogs face.
Spot-On solution for the treament and prevention of infestations with fleas and ticks on dogs.
Used for the treatment of mixed infections with roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms, reduction of infection of lungworms and the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs .
Oral broad-spectrum anthelmintic and flea control product for dogs.
Used for the treatment of heart failure in dogs and chronic renal insufficiency in cats.
Used for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs.