Fleas and ticks are hardy pests. Fleas can survive in temperatures as low as 33 degrees for up to five days, and their eggs can live year-round in protected spaces. Ticks will live in temperatures as low as 40 degrees. And with their hardiness also comes the 'offerings' they bring to you and your pet -- a variety of potentially serious diseases.
Fall means changing leaves, brisk temperatures and a new wave of things to keep in mind for our four-legged friends' safety. But don't fret, fall can be enjoyed by everyone by keeping these tips in mind.
It could be her exuberance for those Saturday morning trips to the park. How about the way she patiently listens to you talk about your long day? Your dog is not only a member of your family, but odds are she's that old -- or new -- best friend always there for you.
Farm safety shouldn't be a one week each year sort of deal. When you live in an agriculture heavy region, fall signals one of the busiest times of the year with harvest and fall cattle work. While farms have become safer during the last seven decades, with the invention of safety features such as rollover protective structures, farming is still a high-risk industry.
It doesn't matter in what part of the globe you live; tornados happen year-round. From the icy white water spouts to the yearly ones that reinforce the Midwest's reputation as 'Tornado Alley,' these forces of nature can pose considerable risk to you and your pet. But with cognizance and a plan, you and your pet can make it through this natural disaster unscathed.