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The Three Most Common Places Fleas Are Found

Adult fleas are parasites that tend to live on the back, neck and underside regions of cats and dogs, with the eggs, larvae and pupae living off the host. But where are fleas before they latch onto an unsuspecting cat or dog?   The Yard – Fleas thrive in many climates but prefer moist, humid … Continued

Climate Changes and Flea & Tick Infestation

“Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880,” reports NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. While we could traditionally count on the late spring and summer months as being “flea and tick season,” the effects of global warming are extending the season dramatically. When the weather gets warm … Continued

Flea Prevention is Better than a Cure

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That proverb certainly rings true once fleas have entered your home and it becomes too late for preventative measures. So what can a pet owner do to prevent fleas from jumping into their domicile? Here are the top three tips … Continued

Safe Usage is Crucial with Flea & Tick Products

There are dozens of different types of flea and tick products for pets, including powders, collars, dips, sprays, shampoos, topical spot-on liquid products, pills given by mouth, and more. Some products are only available from a veterinarian while others can be purchased at retail. These products include ingredients that kill adult and immature stages of … Continued

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Your dog’s teeth and gums reflect and contribute to his overall health. Be sure to have your veterinarian examine your dog’s teeth and gums during his annual visit. If your dog’s teeth are not properly cared for at home, your vet may suggest a professional cleaning. Chew toys are also an important part of maintaining … Continued

Flea Control on Your Pet: How to Get Rid of Fleas on your Animal’s Body

An important step in flea control is dealing with the infestations themselves. Here’s how to get rid of fleas in your pet’s skin and hair. To fully deal with a flea problem, it’s important to deal with both the environment (house, yard, etc.) and the infestation. Dealing with the infestation means treating your pet for … Continued

Tick-Related Diseases

Know the range of symptoms your pet may exhibit if infected with a tick-borne disease. Wet, mild winters usually result in an explosion of the tick population increasing the risk that your pet may come in contact with any of the numerous tick-bourne diseases. Knowing a little about each disease will go a long way … Continued

Mosquito Bites and Your Dog

More than just irritating pests, mosquitoes are a primary cause of heartworm in dogs. Along with the arrival of warm and humid summer days comes an ever-present annoyance – mosquitoes. Although your dog’s fur or hair offers some protection against mosquito bites, he is still vulnerable in places where his skin is exposed, for example, … Continued

Flea-Related Illnesses that Affect Your Dog

This annoying parasite can pose real dangers to your dog’s health. Left untreated, fleas can multiply rapidly and make your dog seriously ill. That’s why it’s important to check your dog for fleas on a regular basis and act quickly to eliminate any outbreaks that occur. Condition: Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) Some dogs are severely … Continued

How to Tell if Your Dog has Fleas

Fleas are the most common external parasite that can affect your dog. Left untreated, chronic infestations not only make your dog miserable but can lead to infection and more serious flea-related diseases. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of flea infestations, along with prompt treatment, will help you keep your dog and her environment … Continued

How to Remove a Tick

Recent data shows that tick populations are on the rise. Today, more than ever, ticks have become a fact of life. Mother Nature endowed these tiny, sometimes dangerous parasites with all the physical attributes they need to survive and thrive: latch on to unsuspecting passerby, firmly attach to their human or animal host, and feed … Continued

Ticks On Dogs

Ticks are parasites that will attach to both your dog as well as you. Like the flea, ticks must take a blood meal to survive. Here are some tick facts that will help you understand how to protect yourself and your dog. In the US there are several tick species. The most problematic species you … Continued

Fleas and Your Dog

If you own a dog, you may experience a flea problem at some point. What you don’t know about fleas could harm you and your pet. Get the facts and keep your pet and home safe. What is a flea? Fleas are parasites that need to feed off a host’s blood to stay alive. There … Continued

Why You Need a Complete Pest Management System

Dogs are constantly exposed to fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Every time you take your dog out for a walk, to the dog park, or even simply for a romp in your back yard, your dog is a walking target for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. That’s why it’s important to have a complete pest management system … Continued

Intestinal Parasites and Your Dog

As a dog owner, it’s important to know about the different types of worms and their potential effects on your dog’s health. Humans can become infected too, so keeping your dog parasite-free is truly important. Roundworms Roundworms are usually 2 – 4 inches long, tan or white “spaghetti-like” creatures with tapered ends. They are the … Continued