Tag Archives: fleas

Poison Dangers for Cats

Cleaners:  Remember that cats like fresh water…so I know I like to let my cleaners set and work a bit before scrubbing them in the toilet, sink or shower.  Close the door to bathrooms so kitty can’t go in and get a drink from the toilet or lick the sink bowl with cleaner on it. […]

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Parasites

Parasites effect dogs and cats and some of them effect people!   Internal parasites left untreated can cause weight loss, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, and malnutrition.  In puppies and kittens, parasites can overwhelm them and lead to death if left untreated or treatment started too late.  The dewormer we use at VIP Animal Care is a […]

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Hiding: fleas and ticks

For Your Information: Many of us think to check our dogs after we have been in the woods or hiking in tall grass, but did you know they ticks can also be in your bushes, flower beds, and short grass and in the crops that may be behind your house!  Our border collie had them […]

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Can we say enough about fleas!

This time of the year is tricky with fleas.  We have cooler evenings and nights while the days can get very hot and sticky.  This is a time when we see an up cycle in fleas and an increase in phone calls from clients asking for help.  Traditionally August and September are our busy flea […]

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Fleas: what do I do now?

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Cat Scratch Disease: Are you at risk

With summer comes a new batch of kittens.  Cat scratches are common!  Good information. Cat Scratch disease is caused by a bacteria which is spread among cats by fleas. Humans becomes infected by cat scratches and bites. one third of the diagnoses were in children 5-9 years of age. To reduce the risk for cat […]

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Springtime can mean skin issues and allergies

This time of year, we see many pets for skin issues and allergies.  There are always certain things you can do at home to make sure you minimize any unnecessary visits to our office. Those include: feeding a high quality food.  Having a low quality protein source for your pet can mean poor skin coat […]

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Don’t forget your pet’s vaccines with summer coming

Feels like summer, looks like summer, but before it really gets here, come on in today for your pets vaccines and heart worm prevention as well as flea and tick.  That way when that vacation comes around you and your pets are ready to go.  Many hotels, restaurants and parks are allowing your dogs to […]

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Flea Facts!

Fun (Gross) facts about fleas. Fleas can live more than 100 days without eating.  Their food is BLOOD. Fleas can’t fly.  They jump!  It may seem like they are flying, but just jumping, sometimes 200 times their length. A flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day.  That’s why an infestation happens so quickly. […]

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Mosquitoes

If you don’t use flea and heart worm preventive year round, now is the time to start back.   Fleas are extremely hard to get rid of.   Better to prevent them, than have to fight them!  Heartworms can be deadly.

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