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Fleas

There aren’t many diseases that both humans and their pets can get, but there are some—and more people, living closer together, means that there are increasing numbers of cases. You already know that ticks and fleas can be introduced to your home by pets, but what other diseases do we share? Here’s why it’s just […]

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It’s fun to go on hikes and commune with nature, fun to see a deer wander into your yard, and fun to take your furry friends with you. Who doesn’t love cross-species friends—like how cheetahs are given dog companions to teach them to like and trust humans? Why would Fido loving up on a deer […]

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A Denver man is being treated for pneumonic plague, a very deadly form that has the added (terrifying) bonus of being transmissible by coughing and sneezing. Investigators are investigating to see if anyone else has been infected. It all started when his dog died suddenly, and was found to have had the plague, which is […]

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They’ll tell you the best line of defense against ticks on your pets is a chemical repellent. What isn’t well advertised is that some ticks will be resistant to it: you can get around that by adding a spray for after you’ve been out, and reapplying as needed. You can also add to your chemical […]

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