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Pesky Summertime Pests

Summer is here, and with it comes fun in the sun, camping and hiking, and trips to the lake side. But along with this season of fun and relaxation comes the usual summertime pests: fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. READ MORE

Flea Control and Flea Bite Allergies in Cats

Flea bite hypersensitivity or flea allergic dermatitis is very common in cats. In fact, it is the most common skin disease to be diagnosed in pets. Flea allergies usually develop when cats are young (less than one and up to five years of age), but can begin at any age. READ MORE

Ticks and Tick Control in Dogs

Ticks are parasitic organisms that attach themselves by mouth to the skin of dogs, cats, and other mammals. These parasites feed on the blood of their hosts and can cause toxicosis or hypersensitivity, and in some cases blood loss anemia. READ MORE

Tick Paralysis in Dogs

Tick paralysis, or tick-bite paralysis, is caused by a potent toxin that is released through the saliva of certain species of female tick and which is injected into the blood of the dog as the tick infests the skin of the dog. The toxin directly affects the nervous system, leading to a group of nervous symptoms in the affected animal. READ MORE

Flea Control and Flea Bite Allergies in Dogs

Flea bite hypersensitivity and flea allergic dermatitis is the most common skin disease in pets. And although the allergies usually develop when dogs are young (less than one and up to five years of age), flea allergies can begin at any age. READ MORE

Fleas on Dogs and What You Can Do About Them

When pet owners are asked what they dread most about the summer months, the topic that invariably comes up most is fleas! READ MORE

Tick Paralysis in Cats

Tick paralysis, or tick-bite paralysis, is caused by a potent toxin that is released through the saliva of certain species of female tick and which is injected into the blood of a cat as the tick infests the cat's skin. The toxin directly affects the nervous system, leading to a group of nervous symptoms in the affected animal. READ MORE

Ticks and Tick Control in Cats

Ticks are parasitic organisms that attach themselves to the skin of dogs, cats, and other mammals by using their mouth parts. These parasites feed on the blood of their hosts and can cause toxicosis or hypersensitivity, and in some cases blood loss anemia. READ MORE

Keeping Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes Away … Even in the Winter

For those of us with pets, we look forward to winter as a time of respite from the bugs that torment us and our pets. However, winter does not necessarily spell the end of bug season. Consider the following … READ MORE

Natural Pet Remedies for Flea and Tick Control

While we may not be able to roll back the global warming trend, there are easier, softer ways to treat parasites, and ways in which we can avoid some of the pests. READ MORE

DID YOU KNOW

Tick Facts

  • Never remove a tick with your bare hand. Instead, using tweezers, grasp the tick close to the skin and pull gently.
  • Ticks are arachnids. Meaning, they are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than insects.
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Flea Facts

  • Pets with fleas may develop anemia, tapeworms or intense bouts of itching (pruritus).
  • A flea can jump up to 8 inches high, or approximately 150 times its own height. That's like if you could leap over tall buildings in a single bound.
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PARASITES FOR DUMMIES

CANINE PARASITE CHART A FLEA'S LIFE CYCLE
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