Eight Legs Are Always A Problem

Spiders, Mites, Ticks, Scorpions and anything else that has eight legs are a problem. Most pet owners are very aware of the problems that flies and mosquitos can cause, but many are not as familiar with Arachnids and the illnesses they can cause. The vast majority of spiders we see in the Mid-South are not poisonous, but their bites can still cause swelling and pain around the bite site. Black Widows and Brown Recluse spiders are toxic and are particularly dangerous to people and pets who are sensitive or have allergic reactions to their bites. Mites are another arachnid (virtually anything with 8 legs) that cause serious problems for your pet. Mange and other skin problems and a multitude of ear problems are caused by Mites. Ticks are probably the best known and most feared arachnids, spreading Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Any grassy or wooded area can be home to these pests, including your back yard. Talk to your vet about the best preventative treatment for these and other threats to the health and safety of your pet. The best product for your pet could vary depending on the breed, where you live, trips you might have made or plan to make and other factors.