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Archive for 'Fleas and Ticks'

How Do We Know When Our Pets Are “Seniors”?

September 08, 2015

Our pets are our fur-kids that age faster than we do. It’s up to us to take care of them. But, how do we know what is “senior” in dog and cats? We all seem to know that in humans, being over 50 is considered older. The old saying was that for every year a dog or cat lived, it’s seven in human years. That…  

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Shoo, Fly! Products to Battle Biting Flies

September 04, 2015

If you’ve ever spent time around horses, chances are you’ve spent plenty of time around pesky flies. Unfortunately, one of the by products of your favorite steed is also a big attractant to the flies that torment you, your horse, or even your favorite barn dog. Stable flies (sometimes referred to as biting house flies) may look like a common house fly, but the biggest difference…  

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Decisions, decisions! How do I pick the right flea product for my pet?

August 25, 2015

Your dog or cat has fleas. You want the fleas gone. It seems like a simple solution: pick a product to get rid of the pests. But there are flea sprays, flea powders, flea collars, topical treatments, flea shampoos and even oral flea tablets. How in the world do you decide? A couple things to remember: If you are ever in doubt about what to choose…  

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Are You a Multiple Pet Owner? Listen Up!

August 10, 2015

I am a statistic. I’m sure many of you out there are, too. The statistic that I’m talking about is that nearly half (44 percent) of U.S. pet-owning households own more than one pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. As more and more households embrace multiple pets — and multiple species — it’s important to protect your fur babies from accidentally ingesting a…  

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