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 with us today by calling 512-402-7332 or scheduling
Together we can eliminate these freeloading pests!