Please join us for a good cause and a fantastic day of GOLF to benefit Plymouth Helping Hands for Animals. Squirrel Run Country Club is perfect for players of all levels, and the day is sure to be fun for all! There will also be a Raffle and lunch following the tourney. STAY TUNED! ON-LINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE ON OUR WEBSITE STARTING MAY 15, 2021.
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Plymouth Helping Hands for Animals is a 501c3, all volunteer organization that was founded in 2008. PHHA believes in compassionate and responsible care for all animals. We work to ensure the proper care and treatment of animals while promoting and improving the welfare of animals through education and outreach.
TICKS & FLEAS -- PROTECT YOUR DOGS
When temperatures rise, flea eggs are safe to hatch outside, and ticks can thrive in woods and tall grasses. This is also the time of year that you and your dog are more likely to spend hiking and walking and enjoying nature. However, it doesn’t take warm temperatures to put your dog at the mercy of these pests.
The geographic distribution of ticks is broadening as a result of climate change, deforestation, and the changing migration patterns of deer, birds, and rodents. Ticks are in virtually all parts of the United States, including some urban areas, and many parts of the world.
Many people believe that their dogs are safe from fleas and ticks after the first frost, but unfortunately, this is not at all true. Some species of ticks, including the ones that cause Lyme disease, can remain active in fall and winter months, too.
There are more than 200 species of fleas affecting dogs, and these can also transmit disease and cause tapeworm infections and anemia. Some dogs are very sensitive to fleabites and suffer from serious allergic reactions of itchy, red, and scabby skin and even hair loss.
The best defense against fleas and ticks is to keep your dog on a year-round flea and tick preventive medication as recommended by your veterinarian. “Be sure to ask your veterinarian for advice about the safest treatment for your dog and your home,” advises Dr. Jerry Klein, AKC chief veterinary officer. “Depending on where you live, the age and breed of your dog, the protocol may vary. For example, young puppies or older dogs with weaker immune systems may require special doses or treatments, or if you live in a tropical area, the environmental applications required may be more frequent.”
Always consult with your veterinarian about the best product and application for your dog(s).
TICKS AND FLEAS, GO AWAY, PLEASE!
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