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Part 1 – Flea and Tick Trivia With Dr. Rod Van Horn

July 19, 2013

How knowledgeable are you about fleas and ticks and the diseases they can transmit to your dogs, cats, and people? While this is probably more than most fifth graders would know, (I am not smarter than a fifth grader, I will admit, based on the TV show), it will test you and, I hope, provide some insight (and fun) into these unwanted, gross, and disease-carrying…  

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World War Flea: Fight Them With the Force of Fipronil

July 10, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 It really is amazing to me how something so small as a flea can lead to such a mountain of grossness, suffering and disease. A flea is smaller than letters on this page, but the lowly flea is responsible for tons of human and animal misery and was a major player in the Black Death of the 14th century. I bet…  

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Simple Steps to Prevent Illness Can Save You Money – and Heartache

June 28, 2013

UPDATED: March 30, 2014 Fleas and ticks are far more than tiny nuisances. These parasites can quickly catch a convenient ride on your dog or cat, and, if unchecked, can infest your home, putting both you and your pets at risk for serious illness. I remember the first time I found a tick on our dog. I was about 10, and we’d moved out to…  

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I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself: ‘Bow Down to Our New Insect Overlords!’

June 27, 2013

Some days, it’s hard to find good topics to write about and keep people’s attention – while also informing them of something important. Other days, the universe just opens up like a rare and beautiful flower and gives you something unexpected. Today, for me, that something is this headline, from NBCNEWS.com: ‘Bloodsucking vampire’ mosquitoes set to haunt Florida Immediately, upon reading this, several things happen:…  

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