Battle of the Bug

How to win the fight against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.

Aah, life in the “neutral zone,” where fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are easily kept under control with nothing more than a monthly preventive or two. As long as you’re consistent, your dog typically is left at peace, protected and unbothered.

But for some dog owners, the war against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes is an unrelenting struggle. For them, fighting the good fight means choosing appropriate weapons, planning strategically, and battling on a couple of different fronts. Here’s how three beleaguered dog owners waged their campaigns.

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