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How to Get Rid of Fleas

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Fleas have been around for a very long time, irritating our pets and invading our homes. They are smart little critters that can survive just about anywhere. They eat sparingly, move quietly and reproduce aggressively. That's the bad news. Credit: Getty Creative But here's the good news: We can win the flea battle! There are medications available that interrupt the flea life cycle and are safe, effective, and simple to use. Pet owners should appreciate how easy it is to control fleas now, especially those who remember how difficult the battle against fleas has been. When I began my career as a veterinarian, pet owners had to spray their dogs with topical chemicals every day, dip them in d...

There seem to be a lot of questions and misconceptions about parasites and cats. I'd like to take this opportunity to point out what these parasites can do to your cat and why you should worry about them. Credit: Thinkstock Cats and Fleas Fleas are one of the most common parasites we find on cats. Here's what you need to know about them. –Fleas survive on a blood diet. Because these parasites ingest your cat's blood, anemia is a potential complication. –Some cats develop an allergy to the bite of the flea. Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) is one of the most common allergies diagnosed in cats. Because the allergy is a reaction to a substance in the flea's saliva, it takes only one flea bite...

Mistakes Dog Owners Make

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