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Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks

... July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Controlling ticks and fleas is drudgery for countless pet owners. Now, ... invaders. Many pet owners control fleas and ticks by applying medicated drops to the skin ... nodulisporic acid effectively and safely killed fleas and ticks in dogs and cats. The findings were ...

Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitoes! Oh My!

... formula that provides quick killing of fleas in 2 hours and is proven to kill adult fleas within 6 hours, while controlling all immature ... just some of the diseases associated with fleas. fleas multiply rapidly, and can survive in pet beds, ...

Summit VetPharm Offers New Flea Topical Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM) For Long-Lasting Protection

... Safe and Effective Control of All Stages of fleas on Dogs FORT LEE, N.J., April 15 ... product that protects your dog from all stages of fleas -- adults, eggs, larvae and pupae. Vectra for ... Kills adult fleas; starts killing fleas within 2 hours Provides ongoing ...

Protect Your Cats From Fleas All Year Round With New Vectra for Cats(R)

... "The weather in California is conducive to fleas all year round, so I highly recommend year-round ... down outside, so we have cases of cats with fleas that come in all year. fleas can be out on Christmas day and July 4th. ...

Spring Weather Brings Flea Season

... Lilly and Company, protecting your dog from fleas or treating an infestation can be a pleasant ... once-a-month product.(1) In fact, it kills adult fleas before they can lay eggs, thus preventing infestations. fleas can be a major problem for dogs and dog owners. ...

Summit VetPharm Introduces New Feline Topicals Vectra(TM) for Cats & Kittens and Vectra(TM) for Cats

... First Topical Products Available that Kills fleas in just 6 Hours FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 11 ... ) The new Vectra product: -- Kills adult fleas within six hours. -- Kills fleas that may transmit disease, including ...

Sumitomo Corporation Appoints New Chairman to U.S. Animal Healthcare Company Summit VetPharm, LLC

... to address the issue of growing resistance among fleas and ectoparasites to current insecticide products ... to Dr. Ahn. Vectra 3D kills 96 percent of adult fleas within six hours, 100% within 12 hours, repels other fleas from attaching to the dog and prevents ...

Summer Temperatures Linger, Extend Threat of Parasites

... tips to keep their pets free of parasites. -- fleas are the most common external parasite in cats and dogs. fleas prosper in warm, humid environments and feed ... an infestation if not kept clean. -- Signs of fleas on your pet include hair loss, scratching, an ...

Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH

... can take are to ensure regular exercise for your pet, check and treat for fleas to avoid skin problems, and vaccinate against important diseases. ... exercise and stimulation for body and mind. Left untreated, fleas can cause more than a simple itch - they can lead to serious skin problems ...

CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood

... control internal and external parasites -- such as roundworms, heartworm, fleas and ticks -- for the life of their dog or cat no matter where they live," ... those that experience below-freezing temperatures, since parasites such as fleas and ticks thrive inside homes regardless of weather conditions outdoors. ...

Pesticide Residue Common on Kitchen Floors

... piperonyl butoxide (52 percent), cypermethrin (46 percent) and fipronil (40 percent), a relatively new residential-use insecticide used to kill fleas and ticks on pets, termites and ants and cockroaches in bait traps, according to the study. The insecticide concentration was mostly low, the ...

Nonprofit Goes RVing to Promote Pet and Human Health

... that pet owners use easy-to-administer preventive medicines year-round to control internal and external parasites - such as roundworms, heartworms, fleas and ticks for the life of their dog or cat, no matter where they live. "If you prevent parasitic infections in companion animals, you greatly ...

New Vectra 3D(TM) Promotion Benefits New Horizons Service Dogs

... dog program. "Since our organization is in Florida, it is important that the dogs and puppies are protected with Vectra 3D(TM) all year round since fleas and ticks are an issue in this area throughout the year," said Ms. Severt. "That is why we are very excited that our dogs are the recipients of free ...

Lights Out For Bed Bugs as "BEST YET" Cedar Oil Solution Solves International Bed Bug Dilemma

... State University, commissioned by the USDA, challenged him to formulate a safe, non-toxic solution requested by the Armed Forces for relief from sand fleas plaguing our military in the Mid East. Glassel finally achieved the precise cedar oil combination with assistance from an Industry leader. A ...

California Veterinarians Recognize National Pet Week With Tips to Keep Your Animal in a Safe Environment

... against common diseases and preventative medicines for internal parasites like roundworms, heartworms and tapeworms and external parasites like fleas or ticks and ear mites. For media interviews with a California veterinarian regarding this issue, please contact Phil Boerner at the CVMA: ...

Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life

... far as weight and age, so that we aren't unduly stressing their systems," Hale said. Vaccinations must also be up-to-date and the dog must be free of fleas and ticks, she added. "And, like all blood banks who let volunteer donors participate, we check the dog's red blood cell counts, we may check ...

Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades

... that the plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by dead rodents. The health officials suspect the woman was exposed to fleas at home. Head of Los Angeles County public health, Dr Jonathan ...

Sequencing of the Plague

... with fatal effect.It does so by infecting both insects and mammals. fleas that feed on infected rodents swallow the bacteria, which infect and block their midguts. The starving fleas feed ravenously, but only regurgitate the blood they try to swallow - ...

Ancient Worm Disease Could Be Eradicated Within Two Years, UN Agency Reports

... jump into water, often the community’s only source of drinking water, where the worm releases thousands of larvae. The larvae are ingested by water fleas and the cycle begins again when a person drinks the water. The disability is seasonal, usually re-emerging during harvest time, which is why it ...

Plague Proteome Reveals Proteins Linked to Infection

... designers in their quest to disrupt the microbe’s ability to infect. Y. pestis is the bacterium that caused the infamous Black Death plagues. fleas are vectors for the disease and can spread it to rodent and human hosts. This study mimicked environmental conditions of Y. pestis in flea and in ...

Pneumonic plague Might Be Responsible For The epidemic In Congo - WHO

... of doctors from the ‘Doctors without Borders’, the WHO and the Congolese Health Ministry are providing support to local health authorities. Mostly fleas are responsible for causing an infection in the lungs in both strains of the plague, which slowly suffocates the victim. Antibiotics, when ...

Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico

... transmit plague. C. Mack Sewell, state epidemiologist for the department reports that to reduce plague spread, it is better to avoid rodents and fleas by getting wound and keep pet animals with an effective flea control product. Signs may include from fever; painful swollen lymph nodes in the ...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

... Public could be alerted to disinfect affected areas for ticks. Other potential diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever l transmitted by ticks and fleas could also be kept in check. · A marginal increase of about 3.3 percent increase in the number fo positive canine leptospirosis cases. This ...
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