Tag: ticks

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Pharmacovigilance Specialist Pet Poison Helpline So, it is that time of year that we are thinking about snow, cold, and holidays. The last thing we are thinking about are fleas and ticks. It is a common assumption that as soon as the colder temperatures are here that these bugs go away….

Vikki Johnson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Fleas and ticks can be a not so fun part of owning a dog or cat. We’ll cover some basic tick information and leave the fleas for a later date. Ticks have 4 life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. After the egg hatches the tick…

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist In August of 2017, a woman in New Jersey was infested with thousands of ticks after shearing her sheep that was also infested. This tick was tested and found to be a tick that was new to the United States. The tick is the Haemaphysalis longicornis, also known as…

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline We are in the heart of the 2015 flea and tick product exposure season and these are very common scenarios that we get on the phone. While on phones last evening, I received 4 calls involving cats and pyrethroids. While it is…