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The Cuterebra Parasite

The ‘Other’ bug under the skin.

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The 411 on Flea and Tick Shampoos

There are many products on the market to help combat fleas and ticks, both directly from the veterinarian and off the shelf from the store. When the cost is high on the products available through the veterinary office, why not reach for an inexpensive shampoo found in the pet aisle of the store?

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Fleas by Dr. Dana Cini

A creepy crawly nightmare for pet owners! Don’t despair if your pet has fleas, there are safe and effective treatment options available from your veterinarian, but first you should understand the lifecycle and behaviour of this tiny insect. The flea species that is found on dogs and cats is Ctenocephalides also known as the cat […]

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Mighty Mite by Dr. David J. Kerr, DVM

There are many different types of mites that cause problems with dogs and cats. These microscopic, eight-legged, skin dwellers cause conditions like Mange, Scabies, Walking Dandruff, Red Mange among others. All these critters live in or on the skin, cause itching and all are contagious to dogs and cats and some contagious to humans. Ear […]

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Bugs in the Ears by Dr. David J. Kerr, DVM

Dirty, smelly, sore ears are a real pain for our dogs and cats. Often times ear infections there is an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast causing these painful ears but sometimes bugs are the cause. Otodectes cynotis is the proper name for ear mites. These microscopic eight legged mites are most often found in puppies […]

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The Cuterebra Parasite

The ‘Other’ bug under the skin.

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