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Dog Flea & Tick Control Comparison Chart
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Flea & Tick Guide: Recommended by Region
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A Complete Plan for Flea Control
Often times, just when you think you have fleas controlled, they come back again with a vengeance. Part of the reason for this is because you need to take care of more than just your pet.
Combat Fleas & Ticks Before they Get Inside
While most pet owners are diligent about flea and tick control on their pets, many overlook the importance of environmental pest control.
Dog Fleas and Ticks: Common Myths
Drs. Foster and Smith dispels many of the myths about dog fleas and ticks, information that may save your pet from unnecessary infestations
Dog Fleas: The Flea Tapeworm
Drs. Foster and Smith talks about the life cycle of the flea tapeworm Dipylidium caninum, including prevention and treatment options.
Flea & Tick Active Ingredients
Flea medication for pets includes the use of pyrethrins, pyrethroids, Fipronil and other pet flea medications. Choose the one right for you with information from Drs. Foster & Smith.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis: Sensitivity To Flea Saliva
Fleas are aggravating for any dog, and flea bites can cause severe skin inflammation and itching that can lead to skin infections. Find out what you can do to prevent flea allergy dermatitis.
Flea and Tick Control: A Multi-Level Approach
Pet flea and tick control is a multi-step process. Adult fleas and ticks spend most of their time on an animal, but flea eggs, larvae, and pupae are most often found in the pet's environment.
Flea Bites: Allergic Reactions Can Cause Hot Spots
By preventing the following three factors, you can help protect your dog from developing or worsening hot spots.
Flea Bites: Is your dog allergic?
Despite recent advances in flea control, flea bite allergies still continue to be a common problem.
Flea Control and Prevention
Flea problems can affect any pet owner. For flea removal tips and information on treating fleas, read the Drs. Foster & Smith articles on overcoming flea problems.
Flea Control: Fleas Can Lead to Tapeworm
If your dog has fleas, he could have tapeworms too.
Flea Prevention: Why It's So Important
Find out why fleas can be so dangerous and what you can do to prevent them on your pet.
How to Remove a Tick
Want to know how to remove a tick from your pet? Use these six simple steps.
Our Recommended Flea and Tick Prevention Options
Find out about our recommended preventives for both fleas and ticks, and arm your pet with the protection he/she deserves.
Stories From Our Clinic: The Rottweilier with a Swollen Leg
Tick Disease: Anaplasmosis - Cases from our clinic at Drs. Foster and Smith
Tick Control and Prevention
Pet tick control articles from Drs. Foster & Smith include dog tick control and prevention tips that work for cats, too.
Tick-Borne Disease
Whether your dog accompanies the family hunting, or just hunts down backyard creatures, he will more than likely be exposed to ticks.
Tick-Transmitted Diseases: Ehrlichiosis
Ehrlichiosis is a tick-transmitted disease that has 3 distinct phases. Learn about this disease and why it's important to control ticks.
Veterinary Advice About Flea Control
Dr Marty Smith shares his knowledge and experiences as a veterinarian in this dialogue about fleas and how they affect pets. Answers to frequently asked questions are included as well as suggestions straight from the veterinarian.
West Nile Virus
The West Nile virus in dogs is a dangerous condition. This article answers the most commonly-asked questions about this tick-borne disease.

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Flea Allergy Dermatitis Checklist
Bring this handy checklist to your next veterinarian appointment. Offers an easy visual checklist of your dog’s specific symptoms.

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