Spring has arrived and we are not the only ones excited for the warm weather and the sunshine…fleas and ticks are back! Protect your pets from fleas and ticks by taking preventative action. Meaning, treat your pets for fleas and ticks before they are an issue.
Here are some simple tips for protecting your pets from fleas and ticks:
Treat all Pets With a Flea and Tick Control Product
The best way to keep your pets protected is by giving them an oral flea and tick product or to apply a topical product. These can be found by visiting us or by contacting your local veterinarian.
Remember to Always Carefully Read Product Labels
Before using any kind of product on your pet, always read the label to ensure you are properly using the product. Remember that dog products are for dogs and cat products are for cats only.
Not All Pet Owners Treat Their Pets
Before you take your pup to a public dog park, remember that not all pet owners treat their pets with preventative products, meaning there could be dogs that have fleas. Watch carefully for any pups that appear to be scratching and showing signs of fleas. If you see this, grab your pooch and head somewhere else.
Know Where Ticks are Lurking
While ticks are most commonly found in wooded areas, they can be anywhere outdoors, yes this includes your very own yard. However, ticks are found most often in bushes, at the base of trees, and in long grass. By avoiding these more common tick areas you may decrease your chance of putting your pets in contact with these nasty parasites.
Check Them Often
Simply get into the habit of checking your pets on a daily basis for fleas and ticks. This is super easy when you are relaxing on the couch with your dog or cat simply give them some love. Pet them, scratch them, and comb your fingers through their hair while feeling their skin. Your pets while definitely enjoy this and you can think of this as quality time with your little fur baby.
When in Doubt Talk to Your Veterinarian
If you are not sure what product you should be using to treat your pet or just have more questions always consult your veterinarian.