What to do if your pet has a tick:

Ticks are a relatively common parasite in our area.  At times, they are a VERY common cause of concern (or even panic!) amongst pet owners.  If you have found a tick on your pet, here are some “Do’s and Don’ts” of removing the tick. Do: Part the fur so you can see where the tick…

Fleas and Ticks in the Winter: Frozen or Flourishing?

  Fleas and Ticks in the Winter: Frozen or Flourishing? After the first frost of the season, it may be tempting to skip Fluffy’s dose of flea and tick prevention, but contrary to popular belief, fleas and ticks can still be a threat in the winter.   Although near-freezing temperatures will kill adult fleas living…

How to Prevent and Treat Ticks

Tick-Bourne Disease in Dogs and Cats       With summer upon us and lot’s of ticks around this year, discussing tick-bourne diseases seemed appropriate. We typically think of dogs getting ticks but cats can as well.  I am going to seperate dogs and cats in my discussion because they get different diseases but they also…