All About Ticks and Fleas
We have seen an overwhelming increase in the tick population in our immediate and surrounding areas! With this in mind we wanted to provide thorough and up to date information on ticks, how to remove them, the diseases that they can spread and how to protect your pet as well as yourself, all in one convenient location. Don't hesitate to call the clinic with any questions or concerns.
The 4 major types of ticks that have been documented in our area.
Our step by step guide to safely removing and disposing of that unwanted Tick
For the most up-to-date information for your area and projections for the coming year visit, Companion Animal Parasite Council by clicking on tick statistics.
Commonly asked questions about ticks and Lyme disease answered.
What you have heard about ticks, their diseases and how to remove them set straight.
Read Dr. Curie's Series of articles on Ticks
Fleas can be a constant battle that can quickly get out of control in your home and on your pet if you don't stay ahead of them. Keeping your pet on year round flea prevention can definitely help in the struggle.
Did you know:
- Fleas have 4 life cycles: Egg, Larvae, Pupa and Imago (adult)
- A flea can jump vertically 7 inches and horizontally 13 inches
- Female fleas lay 20 eggs in a batch and 1 female can lay 5000 or more eggs over her life
- It takes a flea 4-6 weeks to go through it's life cycle and reach adulthood
- Fleas have a large life span range depending on environmental conditions, ranging from as short as 3 months to several years
Remember that if your pet is an avid swimmer or gets bathed more than once a month the topical protection that you are using weakens each time they are wet, decreasing it's efficacy.