Dog Health & Care

A healthy dog is a happy dog. Our dog care experts are in your corner.

Health is wealth, both for our canine friends and their owners, who can be spared eyebrow-raising veterinary expenses with annual check-ups, proper exercise and diet. Our dog health and care section provides expert advice on everything from dog grooming to parasite prevention, dog dental care, alternative treatments and more. Learn the basics of dog first aid and read up on the tools you should have on hand in the event of an emergency. Whether you’re curious about Parvovirus or the proper way to trim dog nails, we’ve got your back when it comes to dog health.

Talk About Health & Care

Getting Rid of Fleas Fast

I got rid of fleas quickly with CedarCide. Sorry, but nothing can make me put that other stuff on or in my dogs. My tenant had fleas last month despite using a topical app., and we haven't seen one since. CedarCide treats the whole house. More work than just popping a pill or squeezing a few drops on your pet? Sure, but worth it to me. Until it came in the mail we just kept doing comb-outs every night. I now also use Buddy Wash lavender/mint (lavender is a natural flea repellent) and a neem oil/lemon/filtered water mixture sprayed on before going out.

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Flea and Tick Season

We find fleas and ticks on dogs we groom all Winter long and we live in New Hampshire with snow and freezing weather. As soon as the snow melts off the ground the ticks start to show up on my own dogs. Around here it seems like everyone goes crazy with preventatives and collars as soon as the snow melts, but they slack off by summer and all the dogs are infested with fleas during August and September when the owners aren't treating them anymore.

Evelyn C., owner of a Miniature Poodle

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