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Fleas are irritating parasitic insects that reside and feed on the skin of animal hosts, including cats. Fleas are found worldwide and year round. Cats may be exposed to fleas at any time,
The Vetster Editorial Team
10 min read
Heatstroke is a type of heat related illness, and is always a life-threatening emergency. It is the direct result of thermal injury to the organs and systems within a dog’s body.
7 min read
Noise aversion describes a true phobia (mental disorder) triggered by a particular noise or loud noises in general. It affects approximately 30% of dogs.
Cats are considered resistant to Lyme disease, with no naturally occurring cases of this illness reported.
5 min read
Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) is a skin disease that results when a cat develops an allergy to flea saliva. The body treats the allergen as a harmful substance and reacts disproportionately.
6 min read
Cats are particularly sensitive to many flea and tick medications, and exposure to formulations that are not specifically approved for feline use can be fatal.
Ticks are small, parasitic arachnids found worldwide year round. Ticks feed on the blood of their hosts which allows them to transmit diseases
8 min read
Tick paralysis, or tick toxicity, is a quick acting, progressive disease that can cause extreme harm to a dog (and humans).
Ticks are skin parasites; they live on the skin and eat the blood of their hosts. They can consume enough blood to make a host anemic.
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Venomous snakes are found in many locations throughout the world, however most reports of dog envenomation
Elapid envenomation occurs when a dog is bitten by a snake from the elapid family (e.g. coral snakes).
Feline hepatozoonosis is an uncommon disease caused by several different parasitic species of Hepatozoon protozoa
Tick paralysis is primarily a disease of Australian cats with only rare occurrences reported in North American
Fleas are parasitic insects: they live on the skin and eat the blood of their hosts.
A flea allergy, or flea allergy dermatitis, is an inflammatory response to flea bites,
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