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Flea and Tick Prevention

22 days ago   |   By North Penn Animal Hospital

Flea and Tick Prevention - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
For several decades, Pennsylvania has been considered a prevalent area for Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. To protect our pets from these harmful diseases, flea and tick prevention has been developed and is highly recommended. Initially, this was a topical treatment; but with much research, oral preventatives have been developed.
Why use oral?
Oral flea and tick prevention allows for a much easier administration. It can be given as a treat and does not need to be given with food. Studies have shown that each product...
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Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

22 days ago   |   By North Penn Animal Hospital

As we transition from winter to spring and summer-and since April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month-it's a good time to talk about ticks and tick-borne diseases. As the weather warms up and we begin to spend more time outdoors, it's important to remember that ticks are also transitioning from their winter dormant phase, hidden in the leafy debris, to their active feeding phase.
Deer ticks become active as soon as the temperatures rise to 39°F and they remain active all through the spring, summer, fall, and can still be active on warm winter days. Deer ticks carry the bacteria that...
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