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Archive for 'Fleas and Ticks'

Tick Geography 101

December 21, 2015

Where do ticks live? Each species that affects our furkids has a different geographic distribution. The main ticks that affect dogs and cats include the American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Brown Dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis). These ticks are found throughout the United States, except Alaska. Deer tick or Blacklegged…  

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Read the Label: Getting Flea and Tick Medication Right

December 10, 2015

Reading the label is something that everyone knows they should do but sometimes skip. This is something that’s critical when applying any medication to your pet. It’s worth the time to make sure you do it right. There are six things you can do as a pet parent that will safeguard your pet. Right Product, Right Species: Dogs and cats are definitely not the same….  

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Ticks 101: A Quick Guide

December 03, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here sayin’, “We pets need help in the battle against ticks!” They not only carry diseases specific to their species, but they can pick up diseases from deer, birds and dogs, and then pass along those new diseases to more deer, birds, dogs and people! They can find hosts by detecting our breath, our smells and some can even sense the…  

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How to Vacuum During a Flea Infestation

November 12, 2015

FLEA – that dreaded four-letter word that pet parents dread. According to research done by the Department of Parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in Alabama, fleas spend only about 20 percent of their time on your pet; the rest of their lifespan is spent free-ranging in your home. So it’s easy to understand how quickly a flea infestation can get…  

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