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Tag Archives: cats

Tick Geography 101

December 21, 2015

Where do ticks live? Each species that affects our furkids has a different geographic distribution. The main ticks that affect dogs and cats include the American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Brown Dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis). These ticks are found throughout the United States, except Alaska. Deer tick or Blacklegged…  

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Winter Safety and Exercise for Pets

December 17, 2015

I can’t hold out hope for warmer weather any longer. Winter is upon us and with winter come some winter pet hazards and the ever present threat of boredom and inactivity – for you and your pet. This time of year, there’s lots of pet-related information about keeping your pets safe and comfortable in the chilly weather, so I thought I’d share some of that…  

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Naughty or Nice? Pet Products to Save Your Holiday

December 15, 2015

There’s no question that whether our pets have been naughty or nice, we are going to spoil them this holiday season and, where possible, include them in family gatherings and holiday parties. However, it’s really important to remember that what may be deemed to be naughty behavior can in fact be stressed-related behavior because many pets can’t tolerate noisy activities and parties. Often they will…  

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Read the Label: Getting Flea and Tick Medication Right

December 10, 2015

Reading the label is something that everyone knows they should do but sometimes skip. This is something that’s critical when applying any medication to your pet. It’s worth the time to make sure you do it right. There are six things you can do as a pet parent that will safeguard your pet. Right Product, Right Species: Dogs and cats are definitely not the same….  

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