RECALL: Congress Fights To Recall Seresto Collars After Thousands Of Dogs Harmed

Seresto Recall

Dogs can react to any type of pet product, including dog food, grooming items, and preventatives. But there’s a difference between a few allergic reactions and thousands of incident reports. Seresto Flea and Tick Collars are getting a lot of heat for that reason. Numerous customers are reporting illnesses and even death related to the collar, and it seems like more than just some coincidences. But despite everything, Elanco Animal Health has refused to recall the products. So, a congressional … Read more

Warning: Terrible Tick Season Expected This Summer

Many of us were thankful that the winter was mild. Unfortunately, that means wooded and grassy areas will have higher concentrations of ticks this summer. The University of New Haven’s Lyme Disease Research Group has issued a warning that tick season is going to be a doozie. Thanks, 2020.  Post Quarantine, People Are Enjoying the Outdoors The last few months have been challenging to say the least. Now that parks and trails are open to the public again, cooped up … Read more

Internal Parasites in Dogs are on the Rise. Here’s What It Means for You.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Racine, DVM The subject of “worms” isn’t a favorite one to linger on for most. But according to experts, it might be time for pet parents (and veterinarians) to devote some focused attention to these common—and harmful—parasites. Despite nearly four decades of veterinarians recommending monthly heartworm prevention and the widespread availability of safe, effective treatments for intestinal parasites, recent studies point to an alarming rise in the number of dogs infected with heartworm and hookworm (1, 2). The … Read more

5 Tips For Managing A Flea Infestation

Summer is in full effect and fleas are a terrible pest that flourish in the warmer weather. In fact, in many places they are exceptionally bad this year – meaning flea infestation is a real problem. Once you have a flea infestation, it can be very difficult to get things back to normal. With fleas being uncomfortable pests as is, dogs with flea allergies are even more at risk for suffering. There are some tips and tricks to managing a flea … Read more

Flea and Tick Season Has Arrived! Here’s How to Protect Your Pup

itchy dog

Good news: summer is here. Bad news: this is the most active time of year for fleas and ticks. To keep your dog safe, you need to learn more about the potential threat. One key takeaway: flea and tick season poses a threat all year long. Thankfully, there are ways to protect your pup. The Creatures Let’s start with the basics. Fleas are the most common external parasite to dogs. They are wingless insects. They feed on blood. And those … Read more

These Tasty Little Nuggets Naturally Keep Fleas Off Your Dog and Cost Pennies a Day

It’s that time again… fleas are back in season! In fact for many of us in warmer areas like California or Florida, fleas remain a threat year around. A Natural, Super Inexpensive Method of Flea & Tick Control The Project Paws® veterinarian-formulated Brewer’s Yeast & Garlic chewable tablets are a natural way to help keep your dog pest-free. The tasty little chews incorporates a small amount of garlic to ward off pests. When eaten daily, the blend of brewer’s yeast and garlic … Read more

This Amazon Prime Find is a Great Way to Protect Your Dog From Fleas in the Fall & Winter Months

Many people assume that fleas die off in the winter and it’s safe to stop your dog’s flea and tick preventative. But is it really safe to do that? Do you need to worry about fleas during cooler months? The surprising answer is that YES, you do still need to worry about them during cooler months, and it’s all about their life cycle. About the flea life cycle You may be surprised to learn that much of a flea’s life … Read more

Do I Still Need To Worry About Fleas During Cooler Months?

Many people assume that fleas die off in the winter and it’s safe to stop your dog’s flea and tick preventative. But is it really safe to do that? Do you need to worry about fleas during cooler months? The surprising answer is that YES, you do still need to worry about them during cooler months, and it’s all about their life cycle. About the flea life cycle You may be surprised to learn that much of a flea’s life … Read more

7 Essential Oils That Help Deter Fleas

Fleas may be small, but they cause big problems. They’re external parasites that cling to skin and survive by taking advantage of their unwilling hosts. Their bites leave behind itchy red bumps, they spread diseases, and they make dogs miserable with incessant scratching. Fleas love nothing more than finding an unprotected pet to live on, and getting rid of them is no easy feat. The best way to protect pets and people from fleas is to stop the pests from … Read more

11 Natural Ingredients To Help Keep Fleas Away

You definitely don’t want your dog and your home to be infested with fleas, but you might be a little concerned about using the hardcore chemicals and pesticides found in traditional flea repellents, whether they’re topical or ingested. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between using chemicals or not protecting your dog. There are lots of natural ingredients that can help repel fleas without exposing your dog to chemicals and pesticides. But first, if you live in a climate with … Read more

Ehrlichiosis: The Other Tick-Borne Disease You Need To Know About

With so much frightening information circulating about Lyme Disease, it is easy to forget that creepy-crawly-tiny-ticks can transmit a host of other harmful diseases. One such tick-borne illness that has been steadily on the rise in the U.S. is ehrlichiosis. According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, more than 123,000 dogs tested positive for one of the two main strains of Ehrlichia in 2016; more than twice the amount of cases reported just four years earlier.   The first symptoms … Read more

6 Important Places To Look For Ticks On Your Dog

Ticks are the bane of every dog lover’s existence. Worse than fleas, these blood-sucking arachnids often carry some very serious diseases. As most veterinarians will tell you, proper flea and tick prevention is a must if you live in an area where ticks are abundant – which is pretty much anywhere. Tick-borne diseases can be life changing and ticks can be very difficult to find on our dogs, so knowing where and how to check thoroughly is important. Using a … Read more