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ALERT: Disease Danger Up this Fall and Winter

October 15, 2012

Ah, fall. Temperatures drop, tree leaves turn bright colors and Halloween and Thanksgiving are almost upon us. Best of all, we don’t have to worry about things like fleas and ticks anymore. (Insert sound of needle ripping off of record here!) Wrong. While you’re not alone in believing this, it’s a dangerous error that can put your pet – and potentially your family – at…  

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EEKS: The Worst Flea and Tick Season in a Decade

September 11, 2012

For pet parents, here’s a disturbing thought: this is being hailed as the worst flea and tick season in the past decade. 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 cat or dog; the rest of their lifespan is spent free-ranging in…  

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DOGS ALLOWED: Camping With Your Canines

May 21, 2012

I remember a ‘Peanuts’ cartoon from when I was a kid – actually, remember is too strong a word.  ‘Vaguely recall some fuzzy, shadowy parts of it’ is slightly more accurate. It involved a dog, who I can only assume was Snoopy, trying to get into various human institutions like stores, pharmacies and hospitals, only to be met with a hand-lettered sign and a low,…  

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Meeting the Mafia in Memphis

April 24, 2012

Me again, your favorite celebrity flea reporter, checking in from the road on my cross-country Flea Season 2012 tour. I promised to keep you posted (get it? It’s a blog – ah, you gotta love flea humor!) and so I’m givin a shout out to all of my adoring fans from the red-hot, barbeque-flavored favorite of the South, Memphis, Tennessee. This might be the home of the…  

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