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SUMMER PESTS HAZARDOUS TO PET HEALTH; NEW INSECTICIDE FOR DOGS TO CONTROL FLEAS AND TICKS

 SUMMER PESTS HAZARDOUS TO PET HEALTH;
 NEW INSECTICIDE FOR DOGS TO CONTROL FLEAS AND TICKS
 CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- While most families remember to pack outdoor essentials like sunblock and bug spray for outdoor celebrations, many forget to protect the health of one important family member: their dog. The fact is, for dogs, few things beat a weekend of good frolicking in the woods or grass, but these are the very places where they risk flea and tick infestation.
 "Independence Day can be brutal for dogs if their owners don't take some simple precautions," said Bill Grant Jr., DVM. and hospital director for the Community Veterinary Hospital in Garden Grove, Calif. "Fleas and ticks can pose serious health risks to dogs. Repeated biting causes the afflicated dog insufferable pain and itchiness, and even serious skin conditions, and ticks can carry and spread a number of diseases."
 A scientific advance to control fleas and ticks has been made by Pitman-Moore, Inc., one of the world's largest animal health and nutrition companies. Defend EXspot is an odor-free, non-systemic insecticide for dogs that controls fleas and ticks -- including the deer tick -- for up to 28 days, yet takes only seconds to apply by simply squirting a small, 1cc dose onto the dog's back. Unlike products that enter the pet's bloodstream, Defend EXspot travels naturally over the surface of the dog's skin and hair coat to repel, then kill, fleas and ticks. Pests don't have to bite the dog to be killed.
 "The best time to be thinking about fleas and ticks is early in the summer season," said Grant. "A little effort now can prevent the pain and anxiety can be caused by these pests.
 As part of a total control program, Grant also suggests regularly shampooing the dog, washing, the pet's bedding, vacuuming and mopping household areas, and spraying the yard, particularly shady areas where the dog likes to rest.
 In the end, just a few simple steps can help dogs and their owners celebrate Independence Day in their own way and gain freedom from fleas and ticks.
 Pitman-Moore has established a toll-free number to answer questions about flea and tick control and Defend EXspot: 1-800-TIC-FLEA.
 FLEA FEATS
 Amazing feats performed by fleas (A):
 -- Fleas accelerate almost 50 times faster than a space shuttle after lift-off.
 -- The lifespan of fleas on dogs is over 100 days.
 -- A female flea consumes 15 times its weight in blood daily.
 -- Fleas are attracted to dogs by body heat, movement and/or carbon dioxide.
 -- A female flea can lay up to 40 eggs per day.
 -- Fleas can jump 150 times the length of their bodies.
 (A) From Defend EXspot Insecticide for dogs.
 -0- 6/25/92
 /CONTACT: Michele Healy of Porter/Novelli, 312-856-8811 or Donna Reynolds of Pitman-Moore, 708-949-3300/


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