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How Long After Flea Treatment Can I Pet My Cat?

Fleas are a common external parasite that feed off your cat’s blood. Although they can create some health concerns, itchiness and allergic reactions on your cat’s skin is a common symptom. Some fleas even carry certain species of tapeworms, which make your cat susceptible to contracting parasitic infections. The good news is there are many available products that can help protect your cat from getting new flea infections, as well as treat any pre-existing infections. What types of flea treatments are available? There are numerous types available. A virtual consult with a Hello Ralphie veterinarian can help you determine which

How to Get a Tick Off a Dog with Dish Soap

Finding a tick on your furry friend can be surprising and somewhat traumatizing. They’re gross and they could be harming your pet.  Lyme disease, ehrlichia, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, among other diseases, have all been linked to tick bites. These diseases can be debilitating, devastating, and, in some cases, even life-threatening. However, you can combat them by making sure your dog is on an appropriate seasonal tick preventative. How Do I Remove a Tick from a Dog? The best practice is to speak to a veterinarian if you have questions about how to remove a tick from your pet.