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PetMD Editorial
Jun 24, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM It takes just one bite from a mosquito that’s infected with heartworm larvae to jeopardize your pet’s health and welfare. And if your pet becomes infected, heartworm disease is often debilitating and can be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 24, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Even by parasite standards, fleas are annoying. But adult fleas that you see on your pet are only a small part of the problem. “Adult fleas only make up 5 percent of the flea infestation population,” says Dr.… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Jun 17, 2019

Essential oils are advertised for a variety of uses, including aromatherapy, beauty care and natural medicine. Because essential oils are naturally derived, people often mistakenly think they are safer alternatives to standard medicines such as antibiotics and antiseptics.… Read More

Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ
Jun 13, 2019

Fleas get their share of attention and awareness as pesky nuisances that can plague dogs, but ticks are often overlooked. Did you know that ticks are not even insects? Ticks are actually arachnids, similar to scorpions, spiders and mites—they have four pairs of legs as… Read More

Liz Bales, VMD
Jun 12, 2019

Are you still seeing fleas after using a topical flea prevention treatment? What should you do now? This is a question asked by frustrated pet parents with itchy pets every day. You might be wondering if you applied it incorrectly, and if so, whether you should reapply. Or… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 06, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 6, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Did you know that your pet could be allergic to everything from their own beds to your other pets? Unfortunately, figuring out what could be causing allergies in your dog or cat can be a lengthy process—and a… Read More