Michigan has many joys in the warmer months, but ticks are certainly not one of them. Lyme disease, carried by ticks, is a very real threat to both humans and our pets.
The cool, wet climate of a Michigan spring coupled with the many common areas throughout Ann Arbor make an ideal environment for Giardia to thrive.
Tick season is in full swing in Washtenaw County, and the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is pulling a lot of ticks off of dogs right now. The biggest concern with these parasites is Lyme disease, and this past year individuals have contracted Lyme disease from local ticks without leaving the county.
Black fly bites my look awful, but pets usually don't really mind them. In cases where they do, Dr. Critchfield has some suggestions on how to help your pet deal with these insect bites.
It's turning out to be another crazy year for one of the little vampiric and potentially disease-carrying pests of the Michigan spring and summer.
A fungal infection, a new type of mosquito, and humanitarian efforts with far-reaching effects. Can you guess what these all have in common?
Tick season is upon us and seems particularly bad this year. Monthly tick prevention is a must for the pet owner but how do we keep ticks away from us and our children as well? This post contains a few ideas on how to control the tick population in your yard this spring and summer season.
As the warmer weather of spring brings the outdoors back to life with flowers and animals, the parasites that feed on those animals also make their presence known. Unfortunately, these parasites are numerous and would love to make your pet their new home. The good news is that parasites and their ill effects can be combated and treated and in many cases are preventable.
When you are rudely alerted to the sound or smell of your pet's stool in the house, your first thought might not be, "I need to save some of this!" But please do. Read on to find out why.
Warm weather is coming and with warm weather comes fleas. The best way to fight these pesky parasites is to know your enemy. Here are some facts to help you understand what you are up against when it comes to protecting against and treating your pet for fleas.