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How To Prevent Fleas and Ticks
How To Prevent Fleas
   Flea infestation is one of the most common health problem in dogs and cats. Almost every dog and cat will become infested with fleas at some time during their life. These tiny, almost-invisible pests are much
more than an annoyance. They make life miserable by disrupting your household with a vicious cycle of biting and scratching.   Fleas don't just make your pet itchy, they can actually make him/her quite ill. Be aware of how fleas can irritate your pet! It might be difficult to see fleas, but they certainly can make their presence felt, especially to your pet.
   Prevent the effects of fleas with regular use of a flea preventative and killer such as Frontline, Advantage and more available at PetCareRx.
Description: The female is 2.5 mm long, and the male is slightly smaller.
  When infestations are very heavy, the accumulations of grayish larvae and white eggs give the sleeping quarters of cats a "salt-and-pepper" appearance that easily identifies the infestation.
   Flea pupae have the ability to lie dormant for very long periods, and are believed to be "awakened" by vibration and carbon dioxide from exhaled breath.  An infested house which has lain unoccupied for some time may carry a ready-made flea infestation for new incoming occupiers. Fleas can jump vertically for 5 or 6 inches [about 15 cm], and can attach themselves to skin or clothing.

How To Prevent Ticks
  Ticks are second only to mosquitoes throughout the world in transmitting infectious disease to humans and animals, including Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis. Due to the serious potentially life-threatening nature of these diseases, they are very important when they occur. If your pet is bitten by a tick, the results can be fatal.

Your pet's risk of contracting these diseases can be reduced by regularly using a tick preventative to kill and repel ticks which can be purchased at PetCareRx for up to 50% off your Vets prices.

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