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Using Pet-Safe Pest Control

Using Pet-Safe Pest Control

At some point, you may need to eradicate insects or rodents from your home. Learn how to do it while keeping the safety and health of your pets in mind.

March 2017 - We like to think of our homes as our castles, complete with proverbial moats as part of a defense system against invading armies. But how do you safely protect your castle, family and pets from invading armies of pests such as ants, roaches, spiders, fleas and rodents? Your first response may be to grab a can of ‘Bug Blitz’ — but nowadays, there’s an impressive arsenal of safe and non-toxic defenses to try before reaching chemical extermination.

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Safe Airline Travel With Your Cat

We offer tips to help make this potentially stressful experience as worry-free as possible. The most important thing you can do is to plan ahead.

If you are planning to fly with your cat — either for an extended vacation or a permanent long-distance relocation —there are two ways you can travel on a commercial airline: in the cabin with your pet, or with the animal as checked baggage in the cargo hold.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease

Because treatment is difficult in cats and involves mostly supportive care you are strongly encouraged to use preventive measures. Heres how.

Among the disorders that can seriously impair the function of your cat’s cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, one of the most severe is feline heartworm disease, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by infection with a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. This insidious disease is known to be most prevalent in geographic areas where a hot, muggy climate accommodates the proliferation of mosquitoes.

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 One Health Initiative

What Is the One Health Initiative?

Its a movement intended to forge collaborations among leading specialists in a broad group of fields to link human, animal and environmental health.

You’ve probably already heard about the Tufts research which has shown that cats who live in households with cigarette smokers are at increased risk for oral and other cancers. It stands to reason. Our anatomy is much more similar than different, with rather closely related respiratory systems that have the same vulnerability to environmental assaults.

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