This is a guest post from Monica Gomez of Carrington College. Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient parasites, and any dog that spends time outside runs the risk of being bitten by ticks. Thankfully, as this guide from Carrington College shows, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become seriously ill.
All too often, a pet owner will come in and share their experience in which he or she regularly applies topical flea prevention, yet is frustrated that after several treatments they are still seeing fleas. There are several plausible explanations for persistent flea infestations which may have nothing to do with lack of efficacy of these products. First, I make sure that the pet owner is correctly applying the flea […]
Kelly has been a pharmacist here at 1800PetMeds for about ten years. Throughout the years we have shared many stories, as is typical with a colleague you have worked with for a long time. I have heard about her children, her husband, her immediate family, her in-laws, and how much she loves each one of them. One year Kelly and I even did some Christmas shopping together and I got […]
As pet parents, we take on many responsibilities when we open our hearts and our homes to a loving pet in need of a family. While love and affection are delightfully free, the cost of keeping your pet healthy and protected from fleas, ticks and other parasites continues to grow. We always want to give our pets the very best, but it can be tough financially. Finding ways to save […]
It’s springtime, and you know what that means. It means it’s time to defeat all the yucky, lurking bugs that are just waiting to jump on your unsuspecting pet. The most common bugs that impact your pet are fleas and ticks, and both can cause major problems. Skin allergies, hot spots, skin infections, deadly disease and even internal parasites are some of the troubles fleas and ticks can cause. Sometimes, […]
As I stepped outside and felt the warm moist Florida air, I was immediately taken back to this time last year when I went to Puerto Rico to visit my friend Miguel. Miguel has always asked me to visit but between my work and other local responsibilities I kept pushing and delaying. As soon as he picked me up he immediately wanted to rush home and tell me all the plans he […]