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Splashdown! Summer Fun with Your Pets

July 21, 2014

We’ve done summer pet hazards and safety info before, so let’s cheer things up a bit and talk about something more fun…like FUN! Now that you know how to do it safely, let’s go over some summer fun activities that are pet and vet approved. 1. Water, water everywhere! Most dogs, and even a few cats, love water. What better way to cool off on…  

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What is a Parasite?

July 18, 2014

As defined by Mr. Webster, a parasite is an organism living in or on another organism with a dependence on that organism for existence or support without making a useful or adequate return. In the case of fleas and ticks, “those dirty little blood sucking ______!” You can fill in the blank. Your pets don’t like fleas and ticks, you don’t like fleas and ticks and,…  

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Wait a Tick! How to Safely Remove a Tick

June 23, 2014

It’s summer and summer means ticks. Ticks are gross, and not only are they gross, they are exceptionally gross. And just when you thought they could not possibly get any grosser, they do — sucking up blood, transmitting disease and just generally being the Michael Jordan of grossness. So, what do you do with a tick that has attached itself to one of your beloved pets? The next…  

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Preparing Your Yard for Flea and Tick Season

June 10, 2014

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 out of control. If your have carpets, fleas like…  

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