Coping With Flea and Tick Season — and Other Pet Health Issues

The dog days of summer are also flea and tick season. Here's a little advice from us to help you get your pets through it.



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Tiny flea eggs can hide anywhere.
SYD GREENBERG
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Flea and tick season isn't merely academic. Fleas can jump off your cat or dog onto anything—including your children or you.
PHOTO: STEPHEN DALTON
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Maggie, of Green County, NY, doing the right thing—the window is open, but her head is in the cab.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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Emily Miller, a longtime animal care specialist at Pet Patrol in New York State, has spent most of her life in very rural Vermont with several cats and two St. Bernards. She is currently the mother of a marmalade tabby Sam, and is in search of the perfect Australian Shepherd.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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A tick dining al fresco on fido.
GREGORY K. SCOTT











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