Around here, fleas and ticks don’t have an off-season—these annoying parasites thrive in warmer climates, and since it’s always warm in our area, this means that your pet should be on flea and tick preventatives all year long. It’s important to constantly stay aware of the problems that these pests cause: fleas can trigger dermatitis and hot spots and one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous diseases.
It’s always a good idea to constantly check your pets for fleas and ticks on a daily basis. This can be done while you are playing with your best friend or grooming them. Although fleas and ticks can be anywhere on your pet’s body, they prefer posting up near the head, ears, neck and paws. You can spot evidence of fleas if you notice little black specks that resemble pepper or bits of dirt.
Preventive medications are the best way to keep fleas and ticks away from your pets. At Research Boulevard Pet and Bird Hospital, we have a variety of products for dogs and cats, which will help rid your pet of these nuisances. Remember, because of where we live, your pet should be on preventatives all year long. If for some reason your pet has had a lapse in treatment, we highly encourage you to get them back on schedule ASAP.
If you’re not sure which preventive medications are right for your pets or would like to discuss a proper course of action, we encourage you to schedule an appointment.
Together we can eliminate these freeloading pests!