There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references to the use of heartworm preventative and flea/tick control products.
Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.
Spinosad insecticide: subchronic and chronic toxicity and lack of carcinogenicity in Fischer 344 rats. Yano BL, Bond DM, Novilla MN, McFadden LG, Reasor MJ. Toxicol Sci. 2002 Feb;65(2):288-98.
Fipronil: environmental fate, ecotoxicology, and human health concerns. Tingle CC, et al. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 2003;176:1-66. Review.
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