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2014-06-18 23:12:55

During the warm and humid summer months, fleas and ticks can come out in full force. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers their advice on how to lower the risks associated with these pesky insects. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Most pet owners know that spring and summer are the most important seasons to be on the lookout for fleas and ticks, as these pests become more active in warmer weather. Both fleas and ticks are parasites, and feed on canine (and human) blood. They...

2014-06-05 08:29:21

Merial Celebrates National Launch of NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) for Dogs Flea and Tick Control with Donation of up to $1 Million in Product Donations for Animal Shelters Nationwide; Eric Stonestreet and His Dog, Coleman, Join Effort DULUTH, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dog owners have two common enemies: fleas and ticks. Now, there is the latest flea and tick control product from Merial, the maker of FRONTLINE® Plus brand products. NexGard(TM) (afoxolaner) is the first and only soft,...

2014-05-20 12:33:42

Topical meds that prevent bites are preferred 9-1 over orals that work only after the dog is bitten LENEXA, Kan., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89055 By a...

2014-05-20 08:33:00

First Chewable Tablet for Dogs Effective for 12 Weeks* Against Fleas and Ticks SUMMIT, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of BRAVECTO(TM) (fluralaner) chewable tablets for dogs (112.5 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1400 mg). BRAVECTO is the first and only treatment that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick...

2014-05-16 23:00:53

Lazy Creek Discount Pet Supplies and Grooming is excited to announce the addition of Flea Treat to their selection of treatment products, just in time for flea season. Lexington, SC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 A South Carolina summer calls for sunshine, refreshing warm air and yes, even fleas. Summer is more than a season filled with fun, food, vacations and entertainment. For Whiskers and Fido, it’s a whole other story and Lazy Creek Discount Pet Supplies and Grooming has just the solution...

2014-05-14 23:09:41

With a prescription from Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA, dog owners can now control both fleas and ticks with NexGard, a delicious beef-flavored chew that kills 100 percent of pests in 24 hours and keeps working for 30 days. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Pet Medical Center is pleased to announce that their veterinary hospital in Temecula CA is approved to prescribe NexGard for canine flea and tick control. This adds another option to the already extensive selection of quality...

2014-04-30 08:32:18

Survey Shows Dog Owners Overwhelmingly Want to Protect Their Pets From Nasty, Dangerous Bites of Pesky Ticks, Fleas and Mosquitoes LENEXA, Kan., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends....

2014-04-29 23:21:29

Online Pet Supply retailer Vet Supply Source has reduced its prices on pet medicines and supplies on every product they sell. Wixom, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Online Pet Supply retailer Vet Supply Source has reduced its prices on pet medicines and supplies on every product they sell. The company is a leading vendor of popular pet products such as Heartgard and Frontline flea and tick products, diabetic supplies, vitamins, and other medications for cats, dogs, horses and other animals. Vet...

2014-04-11 23:01:01

Now that spring has arrived, so have the pests. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic wants to inform pet owners of ways to keep their pets safe from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Spring has arrived which is exciting news for many. However, for people with pets, the return of seasonal pests is not such exciting news. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic wants to inform pet owners of the threat that fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests pose to...

2014-03-31 12:27:31

Bayer HealthCare and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) equip veterinarians with solutions to overcome an alarming trend--declining feline veterinary visits in spite of a growing cat population. SHAWNEE, Kan. and HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)--the prestigious, peer-reviewed animal health journal--published in their April edition, the findings of a feline health study conducted by...


Latest Cat health Reference Libraries

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2011-01-11 13:56:53

Peritonitis (FIP) affects cats and is lethal. Some believe it is the cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV) which is a mutated form of Feline Enteric Coronavirus. The most common theory is that the normally benign FECV mutates into FIPV. This virus has the ability to invade and replicate in certain white blood cells. Due to immune response there is an inflammatory reaction in the tissues. Although fatal it is rare, it occurs roughly in one of every 5000 households. A nasally...

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2011-01-11 13:17:04

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...

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2011-01-11 13:06:23

Feline calicivirus (FCV), in the Caliciviridae family, is one of two important viral causes of respiratory infection in cats. FCV can be isolated from around 50 percent of cats with upper respiratory infection. The various strains of FCV vary in virulence. Since it is an RNA virus it has a high elasticity of its genome which makes it more adaptable to environmental pressures. This causes the development of vaccines more difficult. In infected cats it has been shown that the gene for the...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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