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Tag Archives: flea and tick protection

5 Best and Worst States for Fleas

November 05, 2015

Fleas occur throughout the world. The most common flea is the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, and is found throughout the United States. Although it’s called the cat flea, it isn’t restricted to cats. Fleas, like us, have preferred places where they like to live. They like warm and humid conditions. Flea eggs and larvae optimally need about 50 percent humidity to survive. They also prefer…  

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The Importance of Year-Round Flea & Tick Protection

July 13, 2015

Fleas and ticks are more than a mere nuisance: they cause distress for pets and, more importantly, they can spread disease. These nasty pests can infest your home and yard, wreaking havoc on the entire family, so it’s important to protect against fleas and ticks year round. Here are three simple steps to help ensure that your pets, home and family are protected from fleas…  

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Flea and Tick: Why Different Products for Different Pets?

June 25, 2015

Topical flea and tick treatments are a very popular and effective way to help fight against those nasty pests. But what’s the difference between flea and tick topical products for dogs and products for cats? Perhaps you’ve wondered if you can buy a flea and tick treatment for cats and, since your small dog is the same size, you can use the same treatment on…  

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Lyme Disease in the News: More Threats to You and Your Pet

April 17, 2015

Lyme disease continues to be in the news, and not just because spring is considered prime-time season. Here at Pet Health Central, we’ve recently discussed “Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs Month” and some new studies regarding climate change and ticks. What’s crucial to know is that researchers continue to study ticks and the diseases they carry and new insights lead to more reasons than ever to…  

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