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Tag Archives: ticks

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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Ticks 101: A Quick Guide

December 03, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here sayin’, “We pets need help in the battle against ticks!” They not only carry diseases specific to their species, but they can pick up diseases from deer, birds and dogs, and then pass along those new diseases to more deer, birds, dogs and people! They can find hosts by detecting our breath, our smells and some can even sense the…  

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Myths About Removing Ticks: Busted!

October 19, 2015

What do you do when faced with a tick that’s attached itself to one of your beloved pets? Ticks spread disease and they are easily preventable. But, if your prevention plan has not been put into effect and you have to pry the little sucker (literally) out of your beagle’s backside, I’m here to help. There’s a whole library full of bad, dangerous and silly…  

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Dead Bugs: It’s What We Do

October 08, 2015

PetArmor is all about killing bugs. Big bugs, little bugs, green bugs, purple bugs. We don’t care, we just want them dead and for them to stop, well, bugging your pet. We feel very strongly around here that all bugs and parasites that pester, sicken and generally annoy pets should die. Like dead die. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. That,…  

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