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"How to Bathe a Dog"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Over many years of living in a household where the fur frequently flies, I have learned that the best way to get rid of fleas, ticks ...

How to Increase Your Rental Yield Without Spending a Cent!

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.24.2017 | HuffPost Home
Krista M Sharp

As more people opt to have children later or not at all it's more and more common for people to have fur babies. Hence the demand for pet friendly homes is at an all time high. Every house we advertise for rent is met with applications from people with pets.

Sorry Insects, I'm Just Not That Into You

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.19.2016 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

To all the insects out there, I say this: you guys are great and all. Really, you are. I'm sure you serve some vital function with regards to keeping our precariously-balanced ecosystem in check and blah blah blah.

Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Home
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

When It's Not Safe to Feed or Treat the Animals

Ken White | Posted 05.12.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

This relates to two emails I recently received about products made and sold for our pets' well-being but which are proving to be anything but good for...

Flea and Tick Control: Your Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Do not fall victim to a boastful flea and tick advertising campaign by the manufacturer. Choose the best product for your pet based on your concerns and the advice of your veterinarian.

House Cats: Let's Take a Walk on the Flea Larvae Side

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Thom Nickels

The problems associated with owning a pet could fill volumes. As a relatively new cat owner, I did not expect my life (and my house) to be turned upside down with the invasion of flea eggs and flea larvae.

Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Biting Fleas Were HOW Big?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/03/2012 08:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleo-pests about 10 times bigger than today's fl...

Oregon Cat Recovering From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

An Oregon cat is recovering from the bubonic plague, central Oregon's KOHD reports. Emilio DeBess, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., an Oregon Public Health Division ...

A Leap In Understanding Toxins

scientificamerican.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Analysis of [a water flea's] genome shows that this Lilliputian crustacean contains the most genes of any animal sequenced to date. It also has the po...

Black Plague In L.A.? Squirrel Tests Positive At

KTLA | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a squirrel captured there tested positive for plague....