No Bite is Right – Flea & Tick Prevention

Head over to the No Bite is Right Woofstock® booth on

Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th, 2016

at Woodbine Park, Toronto!

Crusoe The Dachshund - No Bite is Right

As the weather begins to warm up, we’ve started to think about flea and tick prevention for Remix. Whether you’re living within city limits or going on hiking treks, it’s important to protect your pup against these harmful pests. According to Canadian researchers, the tick population has grown 10 times over in the past decades within Canada. Fleas and ticks are a rising concern and they can spread many different harmful diseases such as Lyme Disease (one of the most well-known diseases transmitted by ticks).

What You Can Do

Educating yourself on flea and tick prevention is the first step in protecting your pup. Your vet will be your best resource for choosing the right flea and tick prevention. There are two different kinds of products — systemic (taken orally, usually a chewable treat; medication runs through bloodstream) and non-systemic products (applied to the surface of skin; “contact kill” treatment).

If you’re not sure what a tick or flea looks like, your vet may have insect samples in jars for you to look at or brochures. I know when we took Remix into the vet office the first time to learn more about preventing fleas/ticks, we were completely clueless so it helped to see what the little bugs looked like.

To learn more you can also head over to the #NoBiteIsRight booth at Woofstock tis weekend or check out their website at No Bite Is Right.

Tick Quick Facts

  • As of 2016, Ticks cam be found in many parts of Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia
  • Can cause many diseases such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Bartonellosis, Hepatozoonosis and others.
  • Ticks love mild weather so there is typically an increase in flea and tick bites during the spring and fall.

Flea Quick Facts

  • Can live up to 100 days and can lay up to 50 eggs a day
  • A single flee could bite up to 400 times per day
  • Dogs can be allergic to flea saliva which can result in bald spots from scratching and chewing their fur.
  • In addition to itching, discomfort and open sores from flea allergy dermatitis, they can also be a source of tapeworms, can cause anemia and household infestations.

 Remember, No Bite is Right!

This campaign is all about educating pet owners about the various options to reduce the risk of your pets being bitten by fleas and ticks. 

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