News and tips from FleaMail’s founding Vet, Dr Evan Shaw.

Heartworm Prevention: What You Need to Know

Heartworm Prevention: What You Need to Know

In today's FleaMail blog we will go over the basics of heartworm. What it is, how to prevent it and what to do if you suspect your pet has been infected.  What is heartworm? Heartworm, or dirofilaria immitis, is a parasitic worm that lives in the blood vessels of your...

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How To Check For Ticks

How To Check For Ticks

Hey Dr Evan here! Today we’re going to talk about Ticks. Those most terrifying of parasites everybody is seen on the news or has a friend with a horrible story So what are ticks?Ticks are insects, look a bit like a small spider with 8 legs, are generally brown/tan in...

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Fleas and the Environment

Fleas and the Environment

Contrary to popular belief the simple act of putting on a topical flea control or administering a chew is NOT a silver bullet for fleas. A huge range of flea treatments are available these days, but most infestations spread beyond the help of topical treatments or...

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Essential Oils and Pets… What you need to know!

Essential Oils and Pets… What you need to know!

If you’re a pet owner, you may be interested in using essential oils to keep your furry friend healthy and happy. They work wonders on you after a full-on day, yeah? However, it’s important to know that almost all essential oils can be dangerous to your pets - in...

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Uggs For Pugs! (And Kitties)

Uggs For Pugs! (And Kitties)

Dr. Evan here! Well, just like that Winter is truely beginning to announce itself in Australia. Now is the time to drag out the blankets and uggies, blow the summer dust off the heater and stock up on soup. But WAIT! What about our besties? It’s important to remember...

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How To Combat The Puppy Blues

How To Combat The Puppy Blues

Combatting the puppy blues.Do you have a new puppy? If so, congratulations! Puppies are the best! However, your happiness may be short-lived. Studies show that many owners experience post-puppy depression. It's not unusual for new puppy owners to experience a period...

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Heartworm Prevention: What you need to know

Heartworm Prevention: What you need to know

Heartworm Prevention: What You Need to Know  Heartworm in pets is easy to prevent but difficult and costly to cure, but what even is heartworm? How does your pet contract a heartworm and what can you do to prevent it? In today’s FleaMail blog we will go over the...

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Is my dog or cat warm enough in winter?

Is my dog or cat warm enough in winter?

Winter has well and truly announced itself in Australia in the last month, and it's the perfect time to drag out the blankets and comfy winter clothes like the uggies if you haven't already! But WAIT, what about our besties? It’s usually this time of year that...

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Do I need to protect my cat or dog against fleas in winter?

Do I need to protect my cat or dog against fleas in winter?

Did you know that winter is one of the worst times for fleas in Australia? Vet clinics are full of parasite cases because many pet-owners think these nasties simply "disappear" during winter and stop protecting their pets. Sadly, these parasites don't just disappear...

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