Flea & Tick Survival Guide

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Does Your Dog Have a Flea Allergy?
Fleas are the most common external parasite found on dogs and cats worldwide. Flea allergy dermatitis (known as FAD) is the most common dermatologic disease in domestic dogs in the United States. A study has shown a 13% increase in FAD in dogs over the last decade.1 It can be a very frustrating condition for you and a very uncomfortable condition for your dog. However, it is preventable and...
How to Remove a Tick From a Dog
How to Remove a Tick From a Dog
After any outdoor activity, it’s always a great idea to get in the routine of checking your dog for ticks. This is because ticks can transmit diseases in as little as 24 hours after attachment. Ticks like to hide on your dog, especially in these spots: Around their face Around their neck Inside their ears Under their arms and legs Between their toes If you do find a tick on your dog, it’s...
Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment
Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world, but it only causes symptoms in 5-10% of affected dogs. So some dogs may have it, but never show symptoms. Transmission of Lyme disease has been reported in dogs throughout the United States and Europe, but it’s most prevalent in the upper Midwestern states, the Atlantic seaboard and the Pacific coastal...
What Do Flea Eggs Look Like and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Just the word “flea” can make us itchy, and it’s no wonder. One flea can rapidly turn into an infestation of fleas that lay innumerable little flea eggs on dogs and cats. Catching fleas early is essential for controlling a flea outbreak. To get a flea infestation under control, it is important to fight fleas at every life stage, including targeting flea eggs. Here are some tips for...
9 Ways to Stop Fleas From Biting Your Dog, From Flea Shampoo to Vacuums
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on June 7, 2019 by Dr. Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD Ah, the joys of the outdoors. Swimming, hiking and going to the park—all reasons to look forward to going outside. But fleas? Not so much. Not only are these blood-sucking parasites unsightly and creepy, but they can also cause some serious issues, such as allergies and skin infections. So, how can you keep...
Top 5 Ways to Fight Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks got you down? Can’t seem to keep them off your pets or out of your home? How about some free veterinary advice on what really works to eradicate fleas and ticks for good? Here my top five recommendations on how to win the fight against fleas and ticks. 1. Utilize Long-Lasting, Quick-Killing Flea and Tick ProductsThere are many flea and tick prevention products available...