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What You Need to Know About Fleas, Ticks and Parasite Preventives

More than an itchy nuisance, fleas and ticks are blood-sucking, disease-spreading pests that can cause a variety of problems for cats and dogs. Fleas can cause skin irritation, anemia, and allergic reactions, while ticks can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis. In this article, we’re going to look… Read more »

Link Between Ticks and Kidney Disease in Dogs

Dogs exposed to Lyme disease have a 43 percent higher risk of developing kidney disease, according to a study from IDEXX. Ticks transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Dogs, cats, and humans (along with many other animals) can become infected with Lyme disease when they are bitten by an infected tick that has been attached… Read more »

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