The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters. The agency is led by its administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by the Senate.
EPA has categorized their posts with the following category: Pet Health.
The animals that share our lives and homes rely on us for protection. Many common household products such as cleaners and pesticides could hurt a pet if not used and stored correctly. Keep all products out of the reach of pets. EPA encourages consumers to consider using EPA-registered biopesticides and products with EPA's Safer Choice label, which are generally less harmful.
Fleas are the most common external parasite of pets in North America. That means it's highly likely that your pet will encounter them at least once in their lifetime. Fleas are small wingless insects that use their specialized mouth to pierce the skin and siphon blood from their host. Learn how you can prevent, reduce or eliminate flea infestations.
Spot-on flea and tick products are liquid pesticides applied to a "spot" on the pet's skin, usually around the back of the neck or shoulder area. No flea and tick products are marketed specifically for use on reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, and other furry pets. Ask your veterinarian for advice on treating fleas and ticks on these and other exotic pets.