Posts tagged "flea allergy dermatitis"

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 »

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 »

Cat "Barbering" Himself, Losing His Mind: Reader Question

Cat "Barbering" Himself, Losing His Mind: Reader Question
Q: Koko is wonderfully affectionate cat and is in good health, except that in the past year he began to chew the fur off his tail and lower hips. The veterinarian said Koko is “barbering” himself. I changed his diet to a higher-protein food. Koko has access to our garden and lots of fresh water.... Read more »
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Fleas May Win the War, If You Don't Seek Appropriate Advice

Fleas May Win the War, If You Don't Seek Appropriate Advice
Brace yourselves. With all the unseasonably cool weather and record rain across much of the country this spring, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden says fleas may put their bites on unprotected pets in record numbers. In fact, even before this year, flea populations have been escalating at alarming rates. Fleas are more than merely a... Read more »

Readily Available Flea and Tick Products Might Not be the Bargain You Think

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