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Flea and Tick Prevention and Protection

Flea and Tick Prevention and Protection

© pattie – Fotolia.com Don’t Lose the Battle Against Fleas and Ticks in Naples The scourge of fleas and ticks are two of the biggest problems that Collier  County pets and pet owners face.  So how do you beat these parasites and provide flea and tick prevention and protection for your pets. Fleas are perhaps the biggest nemesis your dog or cat has.  A single flea in one day ca...

Signs You and Your Pet Need Flea Prevention

Signs You and Your Pet Need Flea Prevention

Begin Flea Prevention if You See These Signs Fleas are most certainly annoying, but signs of their infestation are not always so obvious, especially if you are dealing with the problem for the first time. Here are few things veterinarians recommend watching out for – even if you don’t think fleas could possibly get into your home.  If you are seeing any of these signs you should consider flea...

Lyme Disease in Dogs a Danger to You and Your Pet

Lyme Disease in Dogs a Danger to You and Your Pet

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can impact people, dogs, felines and other mammals. Its main carrier is the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), which often feeds on rodents in its early stages. Later, the tick can attach to a pet dog or human and transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Scientific signs include depression, swelling of the lymph nodes, loss of appetite and fever, along ...

Protect Your Pets From These Parasites -Ticks

Protect Your Pets From These Parasites -Ticks

Ticks Ticks like to spend time shady in and wooded areas, waiting for an unwary host (like your dog or cat) to get close enough to attach to. As soon as attached, ticks feed on the host’s blood (which can be any mammal, including you!) and can transmit lethal illness such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease from simply a single bite. Contrary to what some might believe, ticks ca...

Protect Your Pets From These Parasites – Fleas

Protect Your Pets From These Parasites – Fleas

Fleas These little brown pests hide in cool, dubious areas among shrubs, leaves and trees until a host (like your dog or cat) goes by. Fleas then jump on your dog and are brought into your house, quickly becoming a hazard. In fact, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, just one flea can multiply to 1,000 fleas in your home in simply 21 days. All of a sudden you and your dog are i...