Fleas & Ticks...
It is important to protect against fleas and ticks. Fleas are not just annoying; then can cause real health issues, including:
flea allergy dermatitis
and other diseases.
Ticks can lead to serious diseases, such as:
Rocky mountain spotted fever
The Facts on Fleas:
One flea can bite your dog u to 400 times a day.
Fleas reproduce rapidly- an average adult female can lay up to 40 eggs per day.
Flea eggs roll off whenever an infested animal goes, turning your pet into a "Salt Shaker" that leaves new sources of fleas around your house and yard.
Lyme disease, which is transmitted by the deer tick, can cause stiffness, lameness, swollen joints, loss of appetite, fever and fatigue. Your dog may not show signs of the disease until several months after being infected.
Canine Ehrlichiosis, found worldwide, is the most common and one of the most dangerous tick-borne disease organisms known to infect dogs. Caused by the brown dog tick, symptoms may not surface for months after transmission, and can include fever, loss of appetite, depression, weight loss, runny eyes and nose, nose bleeds and swollen limbs.
Canine Anaplasmosis, also called dog fever or dog tick fever, is also transmitted from the deer tick. Symptoms are similar to other tick diseases including fever, loss of appetite, stiff joints and lethargy, but also can include vomiting, diarrhea. In extreme cases, dogs may suffer seizures.