Category Archives: Pests and Parasites

Tick and Flea Prevention for Dogs

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Your veterinarian can recommend several excellent spot-on topical preparations that will kill and repel fleas and ticks. Some topicals will also repel chiggers, mosquitoes, and flies. The Preventic collar will kill ticks. Ensure the collar or topical you plan to use is appropriate for your dog’s age, and ask if it will react with your […]

Internal Parasites in Dogs: An Unwanted Guest

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If enough parasites are present, which is likely since a single female roundworm can produce up to 100,000 eggs a day, the host can weaken and even die if left untreated. Your veterinarian can determine whether your dog has a parasite through fecal screening or a blood test. Here is a parasite primer to guide […]

The Most Common Diseases that Can Affect Your Dog During Summer

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A year ago, the affected dog’s owner had decided preventive medicine wasn’t necessary for a city pooch, but he learned the hard way that dogs are at risk no matter where they live. In this case, heartworm is just one dog disease that is spread by vectors like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Vectors spread parasites […]