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Fleas have plagued dogs, cats, and their owners since time began so ways to kill or repel them has been a constant search. Today, with the shake of a can, the spray of a bottle, or a flea dip fleas are more easily controlled. But before these controls were available, pet owners were constantly on the lookout for a better way to free their pets of these disease carrying insects.

The flea can cause many illnesses including anemia, tapeworms, typhus, and skin infections, according to veterinarians. The National Institutes of Health says that bubonic plague was, and still can be, transmitted by fleas. Rocky Mountain Fever and Lyme Disease are the most common illnesses caused by fleas. The last two diseases were thought to be transmitted only by ticks.

Common foods and herbs were used to help keep pets flea- free. Brewer's yeast, sprinkled onto the dog's coat like flea powder is today, was used as a deterrent. Unlike flea powders, it wasn't harmful to the dog if the dog licked the brewer's yeast off. Internally, the yeast fortified the health of the dogs skin because it is high in B-vitamins. Keeping the skin healthy is necessary for good control of fleas.

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Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years - Muscatine Journal
Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years  Muscatine Journal

Pets of the week - Chicago Tribune
Pets of the week  Chicago Tribune

Expert gives tips to help pets deal with separation anxiety when owners return to work - WFSB
Expert gives tips to help pets deal with separation anxiety when owners return to work  WFSB

Pet of the Week Evie | Pets | independenttribune.com - Independent Tribune
Pet of the Week Evie | Pets | independenttribune.com  Independent Tribune

Secondhand Hounds Rescue Merges With People & Pets Together Food Shelf - Twin Cities Business Magazine
Secondhand Hounds Rescue Merges With People & Pets Together Food Shelf  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Helping pets adjust for your return to in person work - WENY-TV
Helping pets adjust for your return to in person work  WENY-TV

PAWS Chicago's latest virtual adoption event is waiving fees on overlooked pets - Time Out Chicago
PAWS Chicago's latest virtual adoption event is waiving fees on overlooked pets  Time Out Chicago

Taking care of aging pets: Part 1 - GR|MAG
Taking care of aging pets: Part 1  GR|MAG

High-Tech Gadgets for Pets - Mansion Global
High-Tech Gadgets for Pets  Mansion Global

U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing - NBC News
U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing  NBC News

Pets of the week: 4-13-21 – WBKB 11 - WBKB-TV
Pets of the week: 4-13-21 – WBKB 11  WBKB-TV

RI veterinary group doesn’t support proposed bill to give medical marijuana to pets - WPRI.com
RI veterinary group doesn’t support proposed bill to give medical marijuana to pets  WPRI.com

Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping - PRNewswire
Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping  PRNewswire

7 tips for keeping pets safe during Thunder Over Louisville - WDRB
7 tips for keeping pets safe during Thunder Over Louisville  WDRB

National Pet Day 2021: The best deals you can still shop for your dog or cat - USA TODAY
National Pet Day 2021: The best deals you can still shop for your dog or cat  USA TODAY

If You're Returning To Work IRL, Begin Adjusting Your Pet's Schedule, An Expert Says - LAist
If You're Returning To Work IRL, Begin Adjusting Your Pet's Schedule, An Expert Says  LAist

Your View by American Kennel Club: Why a ban on pet store sales won’t improve conditions for animals - The Morning Call
Your View by American Kennel Club: Why a ban on pet store sales won’t improve conditions for animals  The Morning Call

See The Latest Adoptable Pets In The Babylon Village Area - Babylon Village, NY Patch
See The Latest Adoptable Pets In The Babylon Village Area  Babylon Village, NY Patch

Dilworth City Council to discuss limiting pets, microchip licensing | INFORUM - INFORUM
Dilworth City Council to discuss limiting pets, microchip licensing | INFORUM  INFORUM

Northport Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Bam Bam & Pebbles - Patch.com
Northport Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Bam Bam & Pebbles  Patch.com

Pets Help Children Reduce Their Stress and Stay Active During COVID-19 Pandemic, Survey Finds - PEOPLE
Pets Help Children Reduce Their Stress and Stay Active During COVID-19 Pandemic, Survey Finds  PEOPLE

PHOTOS: Barrow County Animal Control Adoptable Pets of the Week — April 12 - Gwinnettdailypost.com
PHOTOS: Barrow County Animal Control Adoptable Pets of the Week — April 12  Gwinnettdailypost.com

Pet of the Week: Stewie - Newnan Times-Herald
Pet of the Week: Stewie  Newnan Times-Herald

Pender Co. officials urge owners to vaccinate pets after rabid bobcat killed - WECT
Pender Co. officials urge owners to vaccinate pets after rabid bobcat killed  WECT

Purr-son Who Loves Her Pets - The New York Times
Purr-son Who Loves Her Pets  The New York Times

Humane Society pet food pantry helps keep people and pets together - KSTP
Humane Society pet food pantry helps keep people and pets together  KSTP

Furever Friends: Pets available for adoption - WJAC Johnstown
Furever Friends: Pets available for adoption  WJAC Johnstown

Halifax Humane Society's Pets of the Week for April 15 - Ormond Beach Observer
Halifax Humane Society's Pets of the Week for April 15  Ormond Beach Observer

KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Harley - KCBD
KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Harley  KCBD

EMPTY THE SHELTERS May 5-9 reduced pet adoption fees - NBC 15 WPMI
EMPTY THE SHELTERS May 5-9 reduced pet adoption fees  NBC 15 WPMI

Dog owner apologizes for injuries to neighbors, says her pets are friendly - Concord Monitor
Dog owner apologizes for injuries to neighbors, says her pets are friendly  Concord Monitor

Homeowners, pets safe after destructive house fire in northwest Springs - KKTV 11 News
Homeowners, pets safe after destructive house fire in northwest Springs  KKTV 11 News

KCK dog gets lots of pets and treats after alerting neighbors to owner's medical emergency - KMBC Kansas City
KCK dog gets lots of pets and treats after alerting neighbors to owner's medical emergency  KMBC Kansas City

Oregon Humane Society helps 7K ‘pandemic pets’ find homes - KOIN.com
Oregon Humane Society helps 7K ‘pandemic pets’ find homes  KOIN.com

Beware of certain flowers around your pet - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Beware of certain flowers around your pet  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Video The Impact of Reopening on Our Pets - WebMD
Video The Impact of Reopening on Our Pets  WebMD

Dilworth City Council to discuss limiting pets, mandatory microchips - INFORUM
Dilworth City Council to discuss limiting pets, mandatory microchips  INFORUM

Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of April 11, 2021 - Summit Daily News
Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of April 11, 2021  Summit Daily News

Petco Commits to Increasing Its Assortment of Sustainable Pet Products to 50% By the End of 2025 - PRNewswire
Petco Commits to Increasing Its Assortment of Sustainable Pet Products to 50% By the End of 2025  PRNewswire

How to help your pet cope with separation anxiety - KIIITV.com
How to help your pet cope with separation anxiety  KIIITV.com

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt Partners with Canidae Premium Pet Food for Launch of New Sustain The Goodness Campaign and Product Line - PRNewswire
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt Partners with Canidae Premium Pet Food for Launch of New Sustain The Goodness Campaign and Product Line  PRNewswire

On National Pet Day, Andrew Yang remembers dog he gave away - Fox News
On National Pet Day, Andrew Yang remembers dog he gave away  Fox News

Pets' names used as passwords by millions, study finds - BBC News
Pets' names used as passwords by millions, study finds  BBC News

Dilworth City Council strikes down pet limit proposal - Valley News Live
Dilworth City Council strikes down pet limit proposal  Valley News Live

Pet Pals: Black and white domestic short hair cat is looking for a new home - WWAY NewsChannel 3
Pet Pals: Black and white domestic short hair cat is looking for a new home  WWAY NewsChannel 3

Andrew Yang Defends Giving Up His Dog After Backlash to National Pet Day Post: 'That Still Hurts' - PEOPLE
Andrew Yang Defends Giving Up His Dog After Backlash to National Pet Day Post: 'That Still Hurts'  PEOPLE

Sorghum Demand Cashes in as Pet Sales Skyrocket During COVID-19 Pandemic - Agweb Powered by Farm Journal
Sorghum Demand Cashes in as Pet Sales Skyrocket During COVID-19 Pandemic  Agweb Powered by Farm Journal

Pet of the Week: Rosa - Reston Now
Pet of the Week: Rosa  Reston Now

Viewers submit photos in celebration of National Pet Day - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Viewers submit photos in celebration of National Pet Day  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Newark, Delaware man looking into license to keep pet deer that's house-trained - WPVI-TV
Newark, Delaware man looking into license to keep pet deer that's house-trained  WPVI-TV

Pets of the Week: April 8, 2021 - WSIL TV
Pets of the Week: April 8, 2021  WSIL TV

Superior pet groomer brings salon experience home - Superior Telegram
Superior pet groomer brings salon experience home  Superior Telegram

Smithtown Adoptable Pet Of The Week: Betty Boop - Patch.com
Smithtown Adoptable Pet Of The Week: Betty Boop  Patch.com

Online pet purchase scams impacting local families costing victims hundreds of dollars - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Online pet purchase scams impacting local families costing victims hundreds of dollars  KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Chicago bans dogs from firehouses after fatal pet attack - New York Post
Chicago bans dogs from firehouses after fatal pet attack  New York Post

Dr. Cindy Bressler on Important Health Tips for Your Pet - Dan's Papers
Dr. Cindy Bressler on Important Health Tips for Your Pet  Dan's Papers

Allegany County hosting free drive-thru rabies pet vaccination clinic Saturday - WGRZ.com
Allegany County hosting free drive-thru rabies pet vaccination clinic Saturday  WGRZ.com

Homeowner, pet displaced after Portsmouth house fire - wtkr.com
Homeowner, pet displaced after Portsmouth house fire  wtkr.com

The 19 Easiest Pets to Take Care of - Newsweek
The 19 Easiest Pets to Take Care of  Newsweek

Painfully honest pet adoption ad gains attention for 'demonic' chihuahua - KIRO Seattle
Painfully honest pet adoption ad gains attention for 'demonic' chihuahua  KIRO Seattle

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ride the All-New "The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash" Dark Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood - wdwnt.com
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ride the All-New "The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash" Dark Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood  wdwnt.com

Animal Foundation running low on pet food, asking for donations - FOX5 Las Vegas
Animal Foundation running low on pet food, asking for donations  FOX5 Las Vegas

Julie McDonald Commentary: Family Shocked, Saddened After Dog Kills Beloved Pet in Backyard - Centralia Chronicle
Julie McDonald Commentary: Family Shocked, Saddened After Dog Kills Beloved Pet in Backyard  Centralia Chronicle

Destination Pet clinic offering grooming and boarding services coming to Prairie Village - Shawnee Mission Post
Destination Pet clinic offering grooming and boarding services coming to Prairie Village  Shawnee Mission Post

New Chicago veterinary center offers affordable pet care - FOX 32 Chicago
New Chicago veterinary center offers affordable pet care  FOX 32 Chicago

KTSM Goes Wild: What to know if you want a pet snake - KTSM 9 News
KTSM Goes Wild: What to know if you want a pet snake  KTSM 9 News

News - Dilworth to consider limit on pets per household - Valley News Live
News - Dilworth to consider limit on pets per household  Valley News Live

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Launches Spanish Pet Adoption Platform - ATP Tour
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Launches Spanish Pet Adoption Platform  ATP Tour

Spring flowers are pretty, but may be harmful to your pet - WANE
Spring flowers are pretty, but may be harmful to your pet  WANE

Pets with Potential: Meet Angel - WCAX
Pets with Potential: Meet Angel  WCAX

Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first time - Science Magazine
Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first time  Science Magazine

Pet adoption event taking place at Woodpeckers' ball field in Fayetteville - WTVD-TV
Pet adoption event taking place at Woodpeckers' ball field in Fayetteville  WTVD-TV

Pets Became Purrfect Pals During Pandemic While Startup Funding Didn't Lay Down - Crunchbase News
Pets Became Purrfect Pals During Pandemic While Startup Funding Didn't Lay Down  Crunchbase News

Chicago Removes Firehouse Dogs After Family Pet Attacked, Killed - NBC Chicago
Chicago Removes Firehouse Dogs After Family Pet Attacked, Killed  NBC Chicago

Most Expensive Dog Breeds For Pet Insurance - Forbes
Most Expensive Dog Breeds For Pet Insurance  Forbes

Online Pet Sitter Loses Dog, Lies About It, Owner Says - Patch.com
Online Pet Sitter Loses Dog, Lies About It, Owner Says  Patch.com

Some pet dogs need expensive therapy after lockdowns - Fox News
Some pet dogs need expensive therapy after lockdowns  Fox News

How To Get Your Pet Ready For Your Return To Workplace - CBS Pittsburgh
How To Get Your Pet Ready For Your Return To Workplace  CBS Pittsburgh

Pets Keep Us Paws-itive During the Pandemic - Duke Today
Pets Keep Us Paws-itive During the Pandemic  Duke Today

Salmonella Scare Drives Pet Food Recall - WebMD - WebMD
Salmonella Scare Drives Pet Food Recall - WebMD  WebMD

Tampa Bay area pets looking for forever homes - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets looking for forever homes  Tampa Bay Times

Using PET waste bottles to make batteries – pv magazine International - pv magazine International
Using PET waste bottles to make batteries – pv magazine International  pv magazine International

PAWS pet of the week – Bibbit - fiddleheadfocus.com
PAWS pet of the week – Bibbit  fiddleheadfocus.com

Petco Pledges to Make 50% of its Pet Products Sustainable by the End of 2025 - Retail TouchPoints
Petco Pledges to Make 50% of its Pet Products Sustainable by the End of 2025  Retail TouchPoints

Meet Austin FC's Newest Mascot(s): Adoptable Dogs from Austin Pets Alive! - Austin Monthly
Meet Austin FC's Newest Mascot(s): Adoptable Dogs from Austin Pets Alive!  Austin Monthly

Springfield Adopts 'Puppy Mill' Ordinance, Pet Store Threatens Lawsuit - WAMC
Springfield Adopts 'Puppy Mill' Ordinance, Pet Store Threatens Lawsuit  WAMC

A Marvel of Engineering, Girl Receives Pet Dragon Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation - Good News Network
A Marvel of Engineering, Girl Receives Pet Dragon Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation  Good News Network

Tuesday Tryout: Pet Laser on PA live! - PAHomePage.com
Tuesday Tryout: Pet Laser on PA live!  PAHomePage.com

Roice-Hurst Pet of the Week: 'Meet Sarge' - KKCO-TV
Roice-Hurst Pet of the Week: 'Meet Sarge'  KKCO-TV

31 pets recovered from abandoned home after owner dies - WKRC TV Cincinnati
31 pets recovered from abandoned home after owner dies  WKRC TV Cincinnati

There’s a Huge Dog-Food Recall Due to Salmonella Risk to Pets and People - Self
There’s a Huge Dog-Food Recall Due to Salmonella Risk to Pets and People  Self

WATCH: Adoptable Pet of the Day, meet Ms Match - WIVT - NewsChannel 34
WATCH: Adoptable Pet of the Day, meet Ms Match  WIVT - NewsChannel 34

Meet Squirt, our pet of the week | KENS Cares - KENS5.com
Meet Squirt, our pet of the week | KENS Cares  KENS5.com

Americans adopted fewer pets from shelters in 2020 as the supply of rescue animals fell - Yahoo News
Americans adopted fewer pets from shelters in 2020 as the supply of rescue animals fell  Yahoo News

Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton and other stars celebrate National Pet Day - Yahoo Lifestyle
Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton and other stars celebrate National Pet Day  Yahoo Lifestyle

Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk - FDA.gov
Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk  FDA.gov

'My pet has helped me so much during the pandemic' - BBC News
'My pet has helped me so much during the pandemic'  BBC News

How to Prepare Pets for Your Return to the Office - The Wall Street Journal
How to Prepare Pets for Your Return to the Office  The Wall Street Journal

Does The Global Exotic Pet Trade Favor Invasive Pests? - Forbes
Does The Global Exotic Pet Trade Favor Invasive Pests?  Forbes

Video shows excited German shepherd jump into box of pet toys to pick one out - KABC-TV
Video shows excited German shepherd jump into box of pet toys to pick one out  KABC-TV

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