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August 29, 2013

An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

May 2, 2013

Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

Seresto is a collar that is designed to provide protection from parasites similar to that provided by monthly topical medications. The collar's active ingredients are flumethrin and imidacloprid, and the company said it kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours after application.

April 29, 2013

The risk of Lyme disease in dogs will be "extremely high" this year, an expert group has warned.

BEL AIR, Md. — The risk of Lyme disease in dogs will be "extremely high" this year, an expert group has warned.

April 3, 2013

To kick off the arrival of flea and tick season, PetArmor last week launched a national TV commercial campaign created by Adrenaline, a Havas Company.

YARDLEY, Pa. — To kick off the arrival of flea and tick season, PetArmor last week launched a national TV commercial campaign created by Adrenaline, a Havas Company. The commercials educate pet parents that value-priced PetArmor is guaranteed to protect pets as well as competitive products at killing adult fleas and ticks. The :30 and :15 spots will air nationally supplemented with local market activity beginning April 1.

February 19, 2013

Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

OMAHA, Neb. — Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

Sergeant's announced the launch of Pronyl, a version of Sanofi's Frontline. Pronyl uses the same active ingredient, Fipronil, but also uses what the company calls Bag-on-Valve technology that allows a continuous and quiet spray from any angle.

March 22, 2012

Central Garden and Pet has launched a topical flea and tick control delivery device under its Adams brand.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Central Garden and Pet has launched a topical flea and tick control delivery device under its Adams brand.

New Adams Smart Shield applicator delivers an application of Adams Flea and Tick Spot On products, providing fast, effective treatment down to pet's skin, where bugs live. The applicator creates a barrier that helps to prevent getting liquid on pet owners' hands, has a specially-designed tip to part hair and help get down to the pet's skin, and clicks to deliver uniform application.

April 22, 2011

Sergeant's Pet Care Products will be launching generic versions of popular flea and tick topical treatments next month.

OMAHA, Neb. — Sergeant's Pet Care Products will be launching generic versions of popular flea and tick topical treatments next month.

The company said that its generic versions of Frontline Plus, FiproGuard Plus and Pronyl OTC Plus will hit retail in May, providing pet owners with a lower-cost option to keep pets healthy.