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Tag Archives: ticks

Decisions, decisions! How do I pick the right flea product for my pet?

August 25, 2015

Your dog or cat has fleas. You want the fleas gone. It seems like a simple solution: pick a product to get rid of the pests. But there are flea sprays, flea powders, flea collars, topical treatments, flea shampoos and even oral flea tablets. How in the world do you decide? A couple things to remember: If you are ever in doubt about what to choose…  

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Tularemia: Another Threat from Ticks

July 30, 2015

When I first heard of “tularemia,” it sounded like something I’d plant in my perennial garden. You know, “Oh, that flowering plant over there? It’s tularemia. It’s hardy and loves the sun!” Nope. Turns out tularemia is yet another nasty disease spread by ticks, and it’s in the news. On  July 13, the New Mexico Department of Health confirmed that a 51-year-old man had contracted tularemia….  

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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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Super Smiley’s Top 10 Summer Grooming Tips

July 09, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here, with our Top 10 summer grooming tips! I have short hair, and my girlfriend, Angel, our beautiful German shepherd has a thick, luxurious coat, so I’ve seen it all, and from where we dogs stand, there are a few simple grooming basics that can help keep us all happier and cooler for the summer. First and foremost, keep us brushed…  

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