Vectra Launches Protect the Love Sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vectra flea & tick control for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Irie loves to roll in the yard. Really, really roll in the yard. Usually it’s not that she’s rolling to roll on some found treasure (that’s Tiki’s specialty.) And usually it’s not […]

Banfield Names Worst States for Fleas, Heartworms

How’s the flea and tick situation in your home state? Do you think it ranks as one of the worst in the country? (Ours does!) Banfield Pet Hospital has released the national ranking of states with the most cases of seasonal parasites including fleas, ticks, and heartworms. Fleas and ticks can transmit serious diseases that […]

DOG TALK, June 2, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast: Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins (Official Vet of Tracie’s weekly live show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel #110 of Sirius/XM satellite radio) discusses how pancreatitis develops in cats and how it differs from the disease in dogs — along with information about the […]

Controlling Fleas with Rug Doctor

It is getting warm here…really warm…and we’re already seeing fleas on Irie and Tiki as well as on our cats. We like to control fleas naturally, without chemicals on either our pets or in our home, so we vacuum a LOT around here. Today, though, we took that flea-preventative cleaning to the next step: we […]

Because Pets are Worth It, Too

This is a sponsored post by VioVet, a leading online veterinary retailer in the U.K. The majority of us spend time and money making sure we look and feel the best we can, so why shouldn’t your dogs get the same treatment? Our beloved pets can potentially develop a whole host of skin aliments that […]

Controlling Fleas by Vacuuming Upholstery

We’re always talking about natural ways to control fleas in pet households and one way is vacuuming…a lot. We vacuum the hard surfaces in our home as well as the upholstery. In this video, you can see what we use to vacuum the bed, one whose comforter is just too large to go in a […]

Review: Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker!

Product: Flea Flicker! Tick Kicker! What it is: Herbal-based flea and tick treatment for dogs and cats Manufacturer: Ark Naturals®, Naples, FL (Made in USA) DogTipper Review: Don’t look now, but warmer weather is on the horizon. That means it’s time to prepare for the next flea and tick season. Here in the Southwest, these […]

Review: Pet Naturals FLEA+TICK Repellent for Dogs & Cats

Product: FLEA+TICK Repellent Spray for Dogs & Cats and FLEA+TICK Repellent Wipes for Dogs & Cats What it is: Natural pest repellent for dogs and cats Manufacturer: Pet Naturals® of Vermont [FoodScience Corporation, Essex Junction, VT] DogTipper Review: As we’ve written about before, we live in the country…and living in the country means living with […]

Ask Dr. Audrey: Do Ultrasonic Flea Collars Work?

Dear Dr. Audrey, I’m looking for a way to control fleas and wondered if your clients had good luck with ultrasonic flea collars. A study was undertaken at the Purdue University in Indiana in the late 1980s and the results were published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. It showed that ultrasonic […]

Ask Dr. Audrey: My Dog is Allergic to Flea & Tick Medications!

I have a 13-year-old Australian Shepherd; she seems to be allergic to all flea and tick medications and collars. I’ve tried the drops and my poor girl scratches for weeks even after baths to try to remove it. Tick season is starting here in Montana. I have never seen a flea on any of my […]