Climate change and pets: More fleas, more heartworm

Penny, a mixed-breed rescue dog, poses in her Brooklyn home on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in New York. Her owner, Margery Cooper, is vigilant about inspecting her for ticks because her previous dog died of complications from Lyme disease. Experts say climate change has increased the prevalence of fleas, ticks and heartworm disease for pets in the U.S. (AP Photos/Beth J. Harpaz)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.

Animal and Pet News

February 3, 2016 3:13 pm

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