How to Spot and Remove Ticks from Pets

DogTicksSummer has come to a calendar end, and while many “Summertime” pests have dwindled, that is not the case for ticks. In fact, ticks can live well into the late fall and early winter months!

There are many kinds of ticks, which vary in size, color and the diseases they carry. The most common ticks to New England are American Dog Ticks, Deer Ticks – which are hosts to Lyme Disease – and the Lone-Star Tick.

Ticks are commonly found in grassy, bushy and heavily wooded areas that are well sheltered from the elements, such as trees or fences, and LOVE to latch onto your pets. Continue reading

How to Keep Cats from Scratching Furniture

CatScratchOne of the biggest annoyances of owning a cat is their tendency to scratch furniture, the walls, the door jams – you name it! However, cats DO have reasons for scratching – and believe it or not, it’s not because they have an inner desire to remodel your chair legs! Continue reading