Flea & Tick Survival Guide

PetMD Editorial
Feb 24,2015

Ticks are troublesome parasites that can cause a variety of problems for your pet. But spotting these tiny bloodsuckers in a dog’s fur isn’t always easy. It’s a good idea to use a year-round flea and tick preventative and check your dog for ticks on a regular basis. But even the most vigilant pet parents could be confronted with an unwelcome encounter with these pests. Stay alert—if you notice… Read More

Katy Nelson, DVM
Jan 30,2015

By Katy Nelson, DVM What fleas lack in size, they make up for in persistence. These tiny little bloodsuckers cost Americans around $9 billion annually to control*… one of the largest single expenses for pet owners. I often have clients complain that though they’ve done their flea and tick preventatives religiously, at times they still find fleas on their pets. Where are these fleas coming from?… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jan 30,2015

By Jennifer Coates, DVM When you find fleas and ticks on your pet, you want them gone immediately. But with so many treatments available, how do you know which one will work fast? What Kills Fleas on Dogs and Cats Instantly? Some flea and tick medications take quite a long time to become effective, but others can bring your dog or cat relief within just a couple of hours! Information about how… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Feb 28,2012

Using Flea and Tick Preventive Products Made for Dogs and Cats By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Preventive Product Basics Both cats and dogs need to be given preventive products for fleas and ticks. If you are the head of a household where cats and dogs reside together, you may be tempted to get one flea and tick treatment for both. It’s important that you do your research carefully before using any… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Feb 15,2012

Areas with Prevalence of Fleas and Ticks By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Fleas and ticks pose more of a problem for dogs and cats in certain parts of the United States than in others. A climate where the environment is warmer and more humid allows populations of fleas and ticks to explode, causing serious health concerns for the cats, dogs, and humans in these locations. The distribution of certain tick… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Jun 14,2011

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Removing ticks is undoubtedly one of the least fun summertime activities we have to look forward to every year. Not only are these blood-suckers nasty to look at, all filled up with your cat’s hard won blood as they are, they are also notoriously difficult to dislodge, making it so you have to get up close and personal to assure success. Because left too long or not… Read More