PetMD Editorial
Feb 08, 2012

Proper Application of Dog Products By 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… Read More

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Dec 14, 2011

Is there anything grosser than worms? Even as a veterinarian they disgust me. At one time or another, your dog will get some type of intestinal parasite. For puppy owners, intestinal worms are a real concern. Infections that would be unlikely to make an adult dog sick can kill a puppy. This week,… Read More

Aug 17, 2011

I’ve actually been cruising the National Hurricane Center website, looking for tropical storms that might stop by and give us a little rain. It’s pretty crazy out there. I don’t think its weather related, but I’ve been seeing a lot of positive fecal parasite exams lately. Granted, our subtropical… Read More

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PetMD Editorial
Jun 14, 2011

Ah, the joys of Spring and Summer. The return of swimming, hiking, Frisbee in the park, all reasons to look forward to the season. But the return of fleas? Not so much. Not only are these blood-sucking parasites unsightly and creepy, they can also cause some serious diseases. So, how can you keep… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 25, 2011

By Kate Hughes Most pet owners have some experience dealing with fleas. After all, fleas are indiscriminate parasites, happy enough to feed off of dogs and cats, ferrets and rabbits, and, of course, humans, when the need arises. While a lot people have encountered these nasty little parasites, they… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 18, 2011

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on June 24, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD A few years ago, it was possible to say that your dog wasn’t at risk for heartworm disease because of where you live; however, today, that is a dangerous way to think. According to the American Heartworm Society,… Read More