Fleas,Ticks And Lyme Disease

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Ticks

We have seen a real increase in the tick population in our immediate and surrounding areas! With this in mind we wanted to provide thorough and up to date information on ticks, how to remove them, the diseases that they can spread and how to protect your pet as well as yourself, all in one convenient location. Don't hesitate to call the clinic with any questions or concerns.
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Tick Types

The 4 major types of ticks that have been documented in our area.

Tick Removal

Our step by step guide to safely removing and disposing of that unwanted Tick.

Lyme Disease and Your Dog

Commonly asked questions about ticks and Lyme disease answered.

Myths vs. facts: The truth about ticks

What you have heard about ticks, their diseases and how to remove them set straight.

To find out more about ticks go to Dogs and Ticks.com

To help identify tick species go to Tickapp.tamu.edu

To find out if ticks are in your neighborhood go to wwwcapcvet.org

Tick Resource Center is at www.tickencounter.org

Fleas

Fleas can be a constant battle that can quickly get out of control in your home and on your pet if you don't stay ahead of them. Keeping your pet on year round flea prevention can definitely help in the struggle.
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Did you know:
  • Fleas have 4 life cycles: Egg, Larva, Pupa and Imago (adult)

  • A flea can jump vertically 7 inches and horizontally 13 inches

  • Female fleas lay 20 eggs in a batch and 1 female can lay 5000 or more eggs over her life

  • It takes a flea 4-6 weeks to go through it's lifecycle and reach adulthood

  • Fleas have a large life span range depending on environmetnal conditions, ranging from as short as 3 months to several years

Flea Lifecycle

The Flea Battle

Tips on eliminating fleas from your pet and home.

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