Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy

or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

petMD Videos

Merck Videos

8 Legged Pests That Affect Your Pet

Most pet parents know that insects such as fleas cause problems for pets, but eight-legged pests such as spiders, ticks and scorpions are also dangerous. Find out more!