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September: Your Pets Aren’t Safe from Fleas and Ticks!

September 02, 2014

If you thought this year’s winter would kill off fleas and ticks, making the fall pest-free, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, deer ticks, carriers of Lyme disease, weathered the season just fine, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, and are expected to continue spreading disease at high rates. I bet you wouldn’t believe me if I said that September is the second busiest flea and…  

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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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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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