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My Pet’s Been Treated for Fleas But I’m Still Seeing Them. What Now?

September 17, 2014

You know fleas and ticks are gross, and if you read this blog regularly, you also know that these pests carry life-threatening diseases with hard-to-pronounce names like ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. You probably also know that fipronil, the active ingredient in Sentry Fiproguard, is the best way to keep fleas off of your dog or cat for 30 days with one easy topical application. But do you…  

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Fear the Flea! Tiny Pests are in the News!

August 18, 2014

We often think of fleas in terms of how they affect our pets, but the truth is, fleas are in the news! On July 15, fleas were responsible for bites on students at the Linda Vista Elementary School in San Diego, Calif., requiring fumigation not once but three times. Then, national and international media reported that on Aug. 4 and 5, the Orleans County Courthouse…  

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Workin’ for a Livin’: Dogs With Interesting Jobs

September 17, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 My dogs do nothing to earn their keep…other than entertain me endlessly and adore me unconditionally. That’s a pretty important job, at least in my book. But when I volunteered to do a post on working dogs, I thought it would be a snap. After all, doesn’t the American Kennel Club have an entire classification of “working dogs”? And what about…  

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ALERT: West Nile Virus,You and Your Pets

September 10, 2012

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, this year, that seems to be the case with West Nile virus. But it isn’t just Texas that has been affected. Cases of West Nile virus have popped up all over the country. And while this virus mostly affects humans, those of us who own pets should be especially cautious. There are precautions we can take to…  

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