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Learn how the Pet Care Course works and what you get by completing it.

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Chapter 1, Basic Care & Protection

In this chapter, you’ll learn about where to get your pet, questions to ask, what you should have at home, scheduling a veterinarian visit, and more.

Getting Your Pet / Your Home / The Veterinarian / Basic Protection

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Chapter 2, Protecting Your Pet Against Ticks, Fleas & Worms

In this chapter, you’ll learn about different ticks, fleas and worms, where your pet can get them, and which pets are most at risk.

Ticks, Fleas & Worms / Locations / Risks

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Chapter 3, Pet Health & Nutrition

In this chapter, you’ll learn what your pet should be eating, how to exercise your pet, how to monitor your pet’s treatments and vaccinations, and other health considerations.

Food / Exercise / Monitoring Health / Other Considerations

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Did you know?

Prevention of heartworm disease should begin as early as possible and no later than 8 weeks of age1

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Tick treatment should begin at 8 weeks of age

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Your puppy can pick up fleas from places like the dog kennel, the dog park and your own backyard

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Raw meat in your puppy’s diet can increase the risk of worms

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Fleas are the most common parasite found on dogs 2

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CAPC recommends protecting your pet with year-round broad-spectrum parasite control 3

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Ticks can spread Lyme disease, babesiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever4

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To remove a tick, wear gloves, use tweezers and grasp as close to the skin as you can 4

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Female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day and 2,000 in their lifetime2

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Mild winters have led to an increase in parasites and their hosts5

References

1American Heartworm Society. 2018. Current Guidelines of the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Heartworm Infection in dogs. Available at: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/veterinary-resources/american-heartworm-society-guidelines.. Accessed Feb 2019.

2 Companion Animal Parasite Council. “Fleas.” Available at:https://capcvet.org/guidelines/fleas.. Last updated 2017. Accessed February 2019.

3 Companion Animal Parasite Council. General Guidelines. Available at: https://capcvet.org/guidelines/general-guidelines.. Accessed February 21, 2019.

4Companion Animal Parasite Council. “Ticks for dog.” Available at: https://www.capcvet.org/guidelines/ ticks/.. Accessed December 27, 2017.

5 Wright I. 2017. Veterinary Nurse 8;298-306.

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