News and tips from FleaMail’s founding Vet, Dr Evan Shaw.
Did you know an adult female Flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day? You read that right - 50 eggs a day! And from egg to adult, Fleas can mature in a matter of weeks in the right conditions. So if your dog or cat is itchy, read on! This article could prevent your home...read more
Ticks are everywhere in Australia, and if you live anywhere near the coast, you'll know all about our dreaded paralysis ticks too. And while your dog or cat can get a tick at any time of year (they don't die off or hibernate, see here), September starts official...read more
Worms aren't the most pleasant topic, but every pet owner should be aware of them. It's important to take the necessary steps to ensure your pet (and your hooman family) are protected from these slimy, wriggly parasites. The good news, most worm infestations can be...read more
The pet world is full of furfies, and as a Vet, I've had to treat hundreds of animals where the information found online has been incorrect. So today we're looking at some of the more “popular myths" regarding fleas, ticks and the treatments that are out there. Let's...read more
When it comes to Aussie dogs and cats, heartworm is a parasite you need to know about. Unlike other worms, heartworms are deadly as they travel in the bloodstream, and can end up living in and around the heart. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, so indoor and...read more