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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks can cause skin issues and have the potential to transmit harmful diseases to you and your pet.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?

First, identify ‘flea dirt’ – small, pepper-like specks that are visible to the naked eye. You can separate the fur to find flea dirt or by using a flea comb. Live adult fleas are somewhat tricky to spy due to how fast they can scurry around on your dog.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

Many different products offer flea and tick prevention. Our friendly staff would love to chat about various products and find the product right for you based on your dog’s lifestyle.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

Most treatment and prevention options for ticks are dosed once monthly. Ask your veterinarian about which options would work well for your pet.


Black History & Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992)

Today's medical historian of colour is Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb. Dr. Webb graduated with her DVM with our previous blog star Dr. Hinton, as one of the first female African American veterinarians in the US. Both of these great women were also the first black members of the Women’s Veterinary Medicine Association. She also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University. In 1971, she became the first African American woman in the North Carolina General Assembly, serving on many committees including serving as the Chairperson of Minority Affairs, president of the Democratic Women of NC, and a member of the NC Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome.   So you can see despite so many obstacles Dr. Webb was still able to make history and so can we!   Written by: Ashley G, VT   Resources:    

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