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On High Alert

By: Graham Garrison
August, 2018
As vector-borne disease cases increase throughout the country, both animal and human health organizations are working hard to raise awareness

An invasion is happening in the United States. Creepy crawlies carrying all sorts of vector-borne diseases are on the march, or airborne. And neither pets, nor people, are safe.

Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time.

Categories: Cover Story, Flea & Tick, Flea/Tick/Pest, Disease

As Tick-Borne Disease Risks Increase, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Educates Dog Owners on Preventing Lyme

By: Vet-Advantage
December, 2015

Canine Lyme disease has developed into a significant problem in many areas of the United States over the past 20 years. In the last five years, the disease has spread while the number of incidences has risen considerably, even in areas that previously only registered a few cases each year. However, with the help of veterinarians, pet owners can help prevent Lyme disease with a mixed protocol of prevention and tick protection.

Categories: Product, Flea/Tick/Pest

An Ounce of Prevention

By: Vet-Advantage
April, 2015

When it comes to flea and tick control, the mindset should be one of prevention.

Categories: Product, Flea/Tick/Pest

A Call to Action

By: Laura Thill
April, 2015

Flea and tick products today are effective. Yet, infestations on dogs and cats continue. Ideally, veterinarians take pains to convey the importance of flea and tick prevention to their clients, and their clients in turn follow through. But experts agree that more can be done.

Categories: Product, Flea/Tick/Pest

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