There are No Ticks in Toronto

Toronto is my former home city where I was born and raised in the suburbs without hearing a word about ticks. It wasn’t until I moved to Osceola, WI in 2009 that I saw firsthand a bloated tick attached to my beloved puppy and FREAKED OUT! As in screamed out loud “Tiiiiick” and then immediately called the FrontLine company to inform them that their product does, in fact, NOT work.

Yup, crazy lady.

I’m much better now – almost a professional tick remover at this point.

Finding a tick on your dog is one thing. Find a tick on you is another. Given the season, I’ve been getting many calls inquiring as to action to take post tick bite. What would I do if I got bit by a tick? (more…)

8 Things to Do to Help Minimize Your Seasonal Allergy Symptoms and Get to the Underlying Cause

Sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose… clearly your immune system is not happy about something in the environmet.

But things like trees, grass, ragweed, dust or pet dander are not harmful to us. So what’s the fuss? If EVERYONE was experience the same symptoms, we could assume it was the environment causing the reaction. But since seasonal allergies don’t strike everyone, let’s look at why you may be reacting. (more…)