Flea & Tick Survival Guide

Sara Bledsoe, DVM, CVA, CHPV
Jun 30,2020


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…

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PetMD Editorial
Apr 14,2020



Reviewed and updated on April 14, 2020 by Rania Gollakner, DVM

Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world, but it only causes symptoms in 5-10%…

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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jun 07,2019

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…

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PetMD Editorial
Jun 07,2019

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…

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Mar 01,2019

Updated on March 1, 2019

Flea allergy dermatitis (flea allergies in dogs) is the most common skin disease in pets. And although flea allergies in dogs usually develops when dogs are young (less than 1 and up to 5 years of age), a dog flea allergy can begin at any age. It is the saliva from flea bites on dogs that is actually believed to be the cause of the allergy or sensitivity.

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Feb 14,2019

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By Dr. Sarah Wooten

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,…

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