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Chiggers on Dogs: What You Need to Know
By Samantha Drake If you’ve ever taken a walk with your dog in the woods or through a field, only to have your best friend scratching up a storm for the next several days, you might have experienced a chigger attack. These tiny, red pests are so small that you might not even notice them on your dog but, once they become a source of itchy discomfort, they’re difficult to ignore. Find out what...
Types of Heartworm Preventive Treatment Products
By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM When it’s time to purchase heartworm preventive medication for your dog or cat, you have several options to choose from. In order to purchase any of these heartworm medications, however, you must first have your dog or cat tested for heartworms. If the test comes back negative, your veterinarian will then suggest a heartworm medication that will work best for your dog or...
Why Heartworm Prevention Is More Important Than You Think
Image via iStock.com/HRAUN By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping your dog free of heartworms is an important job. You should have your dog tested annually for the disease and keep her on prescription heartworm medication for dogs. Have you ever wondered why your dog needs to be tested if they’ve been taking heartworm preventatives? Is it really that bad if you give it a few days late? Just how do...
Safety Tips for Using Heartworm Preventive Medications on Dogs
Proper Application of Dog Heartworm Prevention MedicationBy Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping our dogs free of heartworms is much cheaper, easier, and safer than treating them for a full-blown disease. However, it is important that you use heartworm preventives properly — both for your safety and your dog's safety. Consult Your Veterinarian FirstIt’s very important that you use only approved...
Types of Flea & Tick Control Products
Collars, Dips, Sprays, and Medication for Flea and Tick PreventionBy Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance, they can also transmit deadly diseases to you and your cat or dog. If left unchecked, you can have a serious problem within your household. There are many options available for cat and dog owners to keep fleas and ticks at bay, so which dog flea and tick control is...
Safety Tips for Using Flea and Tick Product on Dogs
Proper Application of Dog ProductsBy Jennifer Kvamme, DVM An important part of basic health care for dogs is providing preventive products to avoid infestations of fleas and ticks. Keeping your dog free of infestations not only prevents discomfort, it can also prevent some of the illnesses that can be acquired from these blood sucking parasites. Choosing the proper products and using them in a...