Entries by Julie Ward

Are you carrying the pet products your clients really want?

American households are spending more than ever on the health and happiness of their furry family members. In 2021, the American Pet Products Association reported a whopping $123.6 billion invested in pets. Of this total, “Vet Care & Product Sales” accounted for $34.3 billion. To maximize your share of this, it’s important to understand what […]

The perfect “flea speech” and why your clients need to hear it

Since fleas are a fact of life for patients and pet owners alike, veterinary professionals can help clients better understand the risks fleas pose and how to deal with them—often before the client is even aware of the problem. 1: First, a reality check First, you might begin your discussion by helping clients learn about […]

How to get rid of fleas – Find and destroy their favorite habitats

Where fleas thrive Veterinary professionals in the western and southern United States know that “flea season” continues year-round. While flea control for pets, homes, and yards remains a hot topic, it is helpful to understand where the flea problem begins, and that addressing the outdoor areas where fleas breed and thrive is necessary for preventing […]

How to keep your patients flea-free this summer

As creatures great and small emerge to enjoy the summer sunshine, now is a good time to give extra thought to some of the smallest ones, whose appearance won’t be welcomed by either your patients or your clients. A more comprehensive approach We’re talking about how to get rid of fleas on dogs, on cats, […]

2020 Biological Control paper: High potential for use of microbial agents against cat fleas

Samish M, Rot A, Gindin G, Ment D, Behar A, Glazer I (2020). Biocontrol of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, by entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi. Biological Control, 149:104301. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1049964418306479 For further information about this article please contact us. Abstract The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouche) (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae), is the most important ectoparasite of domestic pets. […]