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Keep Your Pets Safe From Tick And Fleas

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Win your pet’s battle against fleas and ticks
It’s that time of year again when fleas and ticks are most bothersome. They hike a ride into your home via your pet (or your clothes). Although you don’t notice the pesky bugs right away, soon fleas begin to lay eggs on your pet, which eventually end up in your carpets and on your furniture.Read more

Bubonic plague in prairie dogs spreads to Old Concho, Taylor areas
CONCHO — The Apache County Health Department recently notified the public about a new prairie dog die-off in Concho. A previous die-off was reported in early July.
A notice posted on the Apache County website on July 24 states: “The Health Department has received an additional report of another prairie dog die-off in Old Concho.Read more

‘Literally Dying’: Vets Save Dog Covered in 100,000 Fleas
A small dog was on the brink of death after it was covered in 100,000 fleas. With the help from a team of veterinarians at Nanaimo SPCA on Vancouver Island, the 14-year-old terrier named Rascal was given another lease on life.Read more

Tiny insects can cause major damage
“We strongly encourage pet guardians to consult their veterinarian about flea prevention, which costs considerably less than having to treat an infestation. It is also important to note that flea control products for dogs are very different from flea treatments for cats and that using the wrong product can be toxic for your pet.”Read more

Protecting your cat from fleas
When we think about fleas we generally associate them with dogs, however, cats are just as susceptible. 
Fleas can survive for over 12 months. When adult fleas feed on your pet, they are at risk of developing anemia.Read more

Beware of the big three bugs
“Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are dangerous because they can carry and cause malicious diseases,” said Dr. Gary Brummet, who heads the small animal primary care service at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana and counsels pet owners on preventing pet parasites.Read more

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Keep Your Pets Safe From Tick Bites This Summer
For many of us, summertime means spending hours and hours outdoors: hiking, running, walking in the woods. But even if you remember to wear insect repellant and regularly check yourself for ticks, which are most active during these warmer months, it’s easy to forget that your pets are vulnerable to these sneaky critters, too.Read more

RSPCA warning over cat collars
Cat owners have been warned against buying certain collars by the RSPCA, which said there were too many ‘dangerous’ collars on the market.Read more

Poorly pooch suffering from mange and covered in fleas chained to fence in Hamilton
This “very poorly dog” was left flea-ridden and tied to a fence in a “horrible case of abandonment”.
The black patterdale cross was found tethered to a chicken wire fence in Hamilton and was rescued by the RSPCA on Friday, July 21 at 1pm. Read more

Flea epidemic affects Sangamon County
Fleas have become an epidemic throughout Sangamon County, according to local veterinarians. This summer the White Oaks West Animal Hospital has seen double the amount of flea cases compared to last year.Read more

Making Fleas Flee
A quick review of how to get rid of these blood-sucking pests — both indoors and out.
Fleas are public health pests that diet on blood from dogs, cats, livestock and other warm-blooded animals. If their primary host is unavailable, they can feast on human blood.Read more

Plague kills prairie dog colonies at Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, some areas closed
An outbreak of plague has killed two colonies of prairie dogs at the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, prompting staff to close some areas to visitors out of caution as the disease poses the potential to impact pets, and less likely, people.Read more

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