News — Pet Flea & Tick Prevention

Preparing Your Dog for Warmer Temps & Summer

Warmer weather is finally upon us. Summer is the time for outdoor fun with your pets; longer walks, hikes, beach days, and family travel.   Summer can pose risks to your dog with increased exposure to the sun, fleas & ticks. Time to prepare to make summer more enjoyable for all, including your furry best-friend. Did you know a dog can get a sunburnt nose and that some dog breeds are more prone to getting sunburns. Just like people who get too much sun, dogs also get red skin that is tender to the touch. The most susceptible areas—the nose, ears...

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Protecting Your Dog from Ticks & Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease in Pets Protecting your canines from ticks is a critical part of their overall wellbeing and health. The following outlines useful information for detection and prevention. For canines: The most important tick-borne diseases that affect dogs are Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, and Hepatozoonosis. All can have serious health consequences for dogs and many can have serious health consequences for people as well. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using flea & tick repellent, checking for and removing ticks promptly,...

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Flea & Tick Prevention: Protect Your Dog Naturally

  Fleas and ticks are not only an itchy nuisance, but can transmit a number of diseases, and put your pets, and you at risk. Before heading outdoors, it's important to prepare for flea and tick season by taking precautionary measures thatprotect your pet and family. When taking these preventative steps, pet parents may mistakenly use harmful flea and tick methods. These methods include sprays with dangerous toxins, chemical-filled shampoos, and certain medications that are considered unsafe for dogs. Unfortunately, there have been many reports warning pet parents about the negative side effects of toxic flea and tick products. Certainmedications...

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