The Dos and Don’ts of Flea & Tick Preventatives

The Dos and Don’ts of Flea & Tick Preventatives

Post Provided By: https://www.petplace.com/ Stephanie Silberstang, DVM CVA Flea and tick preventatives are highly recommended in most parts of the United States and internationally for dogs and cats. Fleas can cause local itchiness, allergies, anemia, and can transport certain diseases, including tapeworms and the bubonic plague. Ticks are by far the scarier bug, as they can cause life-threatening diseases to dogs, including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, […]

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Is your dog overprotective of their food and toys?

Credit: ASPCA Introduction Guarding possessions from humans or other animals is normal behavior for dogs. Wild animals who successfully protect their valuable resources—such as food, mates and living areas—are more likely to survive in the wild than those who don’t. However, we find the tendency to guard valued items undesirable in our domestic pets, especially when the behavior is directed toward people. Resource guarding in […]

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Intestinal Parasites, Fleas and Ticks… Oh my!!

They’re creepy, they’re crawly…and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. They suck your pet’s blood, they suck human blood, and can transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases) include plague, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, bartonellosis and others. That’s why it’s […]

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How To Know That Spring Has Sprung, According To Your Cat

Have a cat? Chances are you have a feline forecaster at your disposal. Call it a sixth sense or nine-life experience or sheer instincts, but your cat – believe it or not – knows best. Simply by accident, your feline friend can signal the advent of spring like a seasoned meteorologist confidently telling you to put your snow shovel away and move your winter jacket […]

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