How to Prevent Canine Tick Problems

Living in the country, we’re no stranger to ticks. With warm weather right around the corner, we know that ticks will be arriving soon, too. Today we have a post and infographic on this important topic from Carrington College to help you prepare for these unwelcome spring arrivals. Ticks are extremely resilient creatures. They live […]

Avoiding Lyme Disease

At last week’s BlogPaws conference, I had the opportunity to attend a private breakfast sponsored by Virbac Animal Health and hosted by Steve Dale, well-known for his books, radio show, and more. We discussed an important topic for both pets and humans: Lyme disease. In the first of a series of posts I’ll be doing […]

Got Ticks? Check the State by State Breakdown of Tick Species

We are no stranger to ticks here in Texas. We’ve been very lucky the past couple of years that the tick population has been way down, thanks to the terrible drought the state is experiencing. (The drop in the tick numbers may be the only benefit of the drought that I can see.) In regular […]

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 […]

Preventing Lyme Disease: Video Interview

As the weather starts to cool down, we are a lot more active with our dogs and, because our snake danger is lower in cool weather, we’ve been doing a lot of off-trail hikes in the woods. Of course, that means another risk: ticks. Today we have a video interview with Dr. Chris Carpenter, veterinarian […]

Guarding Against Ticks

Autumn means good weather and a great time to get outdoors with your dog and explore with hiking excursions, camping trips and longer daily walks. Unfortunately, that fine weather also spells more exposure to ticks that can lie in wait in the woods, ready to attack you and your dog. Step one in the fight […]

DOG TALK, March 24, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALKĀ® radio show and podcast: Allison Denlea of Paws 4 Positive Training (the Official Trainer of the show) discusses the case of Martha B’s dog Eli — a rescue from Best Friends in Utah now living in Vermont — who is becoming aggressive around his cage and how […]

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 NaturalsĀ®, 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 NaturalsĀ® 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 […]

Review: Tick’d-Off

Product: Tick’d-Off What It Is: Natural plant-based tick control formula for dogs Manufacturer: Arcanatura LLC (Groton, CT) DogTipper Review: A cleverly-named product aimed at a serious health issue, Tick’d-Off uses clinically tested essential oils to kill ticks which have attached themselves to your dog. A few summers ago, we had a major tick infestation in […]