Dog flea and tick

Read our curated health and wellness articles about pets to help keep your loved ones healthy!
CONDITION DOG Rabbit Fever (Tularemia) in Dogs

Tularemia in dogs, often called “rabbit fever,” is a form of blood poisoning caused by the organism Francisella tularensis. Tularemia causes severe disease in humans and is easily passed from infected pets to owners.

· 4 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Subcutaneous Lumps in Dogs

Subcutaneous lumps appear in dogs as abnormal growths or masses located under the skin. If the lump is manipulated manually, the feeling of a subcutaneous lump varies depending on the cause but it is a bump separate from the skin.

· 2 min read
CONDITION DOG Lice (Pediculosis) in Dogs

Lice infestation, also known as pediculosis, describes parasitic infestation of the skin and hair with different species of lice. Infestation is more commonly seen in young, debilitated, and malnourished dogs.

· 3 min read
CONDITION DOG Anaplasmosis in Dogs

Anaplasmosis is a bacterial infection transmitted through a tick bite. Ticks that transmit the disease are found worldwide. Active, outdoor dogs in high density tick areas are most likely to contract the disease.

· 4 min read
CONDITION DOG Babesiosis (Piroplasmosis) in Dogs

Babesiosis is a blood infection caused by Babesia spp. parasites. There are over 100 species globally and cases occur across North America.

· 4 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Hair Loss (Alopecia) in Dogs

Hair loss, or alopecia, is characterized by hair loss leading to bald patches and places in the coat that are abnormally sparse.

· 3 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Pale Gums in Dogs

Pale gums are when the normal pink color of the gums turns pale or white, usually due to a serious underlying health problem.

· 3 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Cutaneous Skin Lumps in Dogs

Cutaneous lumps are lumps within a dog’s skin which make a nodule, raised area, or discoloration on the surface of the skin.

· 4 min read
CONDITION DOG Hepatozoonosis (Tick-Borne Disease) in Dogs

Hepatozoonosis is a tick-borne protozoal infection in dogs.

· 4 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Licking and Chewing in Dogs

A dog may obsessively lick and chew themselves, objects in their environment, or towards nothing in midair.

· 2 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Paralysis in Dogs

Paralysis is the lack of ability to voluntarily move one or more parts of the body. It may or may not be accompanied by loss of sensation.

· 3 min read
SYMPTOM DOG Itching and Scratching (Pruritus) in Dogs

Itchy skin, or pruritus, is a common symptom of multiple conditions. Scratching, rubbing, licking, and chewing are the most common signs shown by itchy dogs.

· 4 min read
CONDITION DOG Flea and Tick Medication Poisoning (Pyrethroid Toxicosis) in Dogs

Poisoning as a result of exposure to flea and tick products is one of the most common types of poisoning in dogs. Symptoms of poisoning from flea and tick medication range from drooling,

· 6 min read
CONDITION DOG Tick Paralysis in Dogs

Tick paralysis, or tick toxicity, is a quick acting, progressive disease that can cause extreme harm to a dog (and humans).

· 6 min read
CONDITION DOG Tick Infestation and Tick Prevention in Dogs

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.

· 9 min read
CONDITION DOG Flea Infestation and Flea Prevention in Dogs

Fleas are parasitic insects: they live on the skin and eat the blood of their hosts.

· 8 min read
CONDITION DOG Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) in Dogs

A flea allergy, or flea allergy dermatitis, is an inflammatory response to flea bites,

· 6 min read
CONDITION DOG Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a disease that occurs in dogs and humans, caused by an infectious bacterium called Rickettsia rickettsii. It is one of the most common disease in dogs and it often transmitted through the bites of infected ticks.

· 5 min read
CONDITION DOG Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease is an infectious disease spread by ticks. Typical symptoms in dogs include lameness, fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and joints and loss of appetite.

· 4 min read
CONDITION DOG Ehrlichiosis in Dogs

Canine ehrlichiosis, also known as hemorrhagic fever, is an infectious tick-borne illness that affects a dog’s blood cells.

· 5 min read

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