Posts in category "fleas"

Dogs Love the Fall

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Many dogs love the fall, as the weather begins to cool there’s a new spring in their step. Remember, while the weather cools dogs still need flea, tick and heartworm protection. In fact, this is the most common time of year that Lyme disease is transmitted to dogs. Here are some pretty simple and easy... Read more »

Mosquitos Put the Bite on Our Pets

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Ticks and fleas are an issue, but what about mosquitos? Aside from spreading heartworm disease (which the hope is that your pet is otherwise protected), mosquito bites itch. And because our pets are lower to the ground, they may be more susceptible to bites than people. Instead of being bitten once or twice, it’s not... Read more »

Choosing the Right Flea Product to Protect Your Family

Choosing the Right Flea Product to Protect Your Family
Picking a flea or tick product at a big-box store is typically a decision made on impulse, because the box is a pretty color or maybe the name of the product is recognizable, or maybe what’s on sale but these aren’t really the right reasons says Dr. Michael Dryden, veterinary parasitologist at Kansas State University.... Read more »
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Dr. Flea Says You Can Win the Flea War

Dr. Flea Says You Can Win the Flea War
Instead of the mantra being, “Never say die,” it ought to be, “Always says die.” We can win the flea war, and we need to,” says veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University-Manhattan. ”Let’s face it, these are blood-sucking parasites. Obviously, that’s... Read more »

Fleas Allergies Are Nasty, But Can Be Avoided

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Fleas cause scratching, which can cause the most common pet allergy, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Flea allergy dermatitis is when fleas inject a protein with each bite which cause what might be a severe allergic response in dogs and cats. Infection may also follow. Avoid... Read more »

Fleas, Fleas, Fleas!!

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Fleas, fleas, fleas – oh my….who wants them? No one. But some feel you can not win the war. Dr. Michael Murray, technical marketing director US parasiticides with Merial disagrees. He explains what fleas live for. By the way, even indoor only cats need protection. Learn more HERE, as you can Beware of the Bug... Read more »
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Flea and Tick Products, What to Look for

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Fleas and ticks are everywhere, from the countryside to the big city….veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden talks about choosing the right protection.  Dryden also talks fancy, about ‘residual speed of kill,’ and explains why that’s important and what the heck means. Learn more about pets and parasites from the Companion Animal Parasite Council. And remember to Beware of the... Read more »

Choosing The Right Flea & Tick Products

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Fleas and ticks are everywhere, from the countryside to the big city….veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden talks about choosing the right protection.  Dryden also talks fancy, about ‘residual speed of kill,’ and explains why that’s important and what the heck means. Learn more about pets and parasites from the Companion Animal Parasite Council. And remember... Read more »

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs
Why wait for a bite? Veterinary parasitologist and a founder and board member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council Dr. Byran Blagburn says that in his opinion it makes sense to use a topical tick preventative, products squeezed from a tube and placed on the back of a dog, with repellency properties. If the bug... Read more »
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Fleas: Take Action, Don't Wait to Seize the Fleas

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Flea protection is really important, as Dr. Ernie Ward explains. He says the thing is most people first treat for fleas only when they see them, which is not a good idea. Even indoor cats prone if you have a dog, if you have a person (fleas can even hitch a ride on our shoes)... Read more »
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