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Tag Archives: flea and tick protection

Deadly New Tick-Borne Illnesses on CDC Radar

March 25, 2015

As if we needed another reason to keep ourselves…and our pets… tick free, health agencies in the U.S. recently announced that a new deadly virus, believed to be carried by tick bites, has been discovered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) are investigating a virus that killed a Kansas man. Called the Bourbon virus (after the…  

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New PetArmor Products at Global Pet Expo

March 09, 2015

Global Pet Expo (GPE), the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, was held in Orlando, Fla., last week. There were so many fun and interesting things to do, see and learn! From March 4-6, Perrigo Animal Health showcased two new products under the PetArmor brand. PetArmor Plus Flea & Tick Topical Preventative for Dogs & Cats PetArmor Plus has the same active ingredients as FRONTLINE Plus — but costs up to…  

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Pet Wellness: What Is It and How Can You Get Some?

October 03, 2014

As an ER veterinarian by training, I don’t often get to promote or practice wellness for my patients, although I wish I could. The core concept of wellness is prevention — avoiding a health crisis so you stay healthy (I guess “healthiness” was just too much of a mouthful when they coined the term). In the ER, it’s usually too late for prevention to help….  

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