Flea and Tick Prevention Tips

 In Pet Care

Flea and tick prevention is a routine that will help you enhance your pet’s general health. This post is for you if you’re wondering what precautions you should take to safeguard your pet against these parasites.

Here are some ideas for how to go about it.

Treat for Flea and Tick throughout the Year

Fleas and ticks are commonly associated with the summer months, but these parasites can also thrive in colder climes. As a result, it is recommendable that you take preventative precautions to safeguard your pets all year.

Prevent Flea and Tick using Veterinary-Approved Products

Flea and tick prevention products have unique requirements and directions. Dog collars and shampoos, for example, are available for protection. In extreme cases, a veterinarian may also recommend wearing sun and bug blocker overalls to prevent against biting insects and damaging UV rays. Seek veterinarian advice and assistance before using any preventative product.

Do Regular Check on Fleas and Ticks

If you’ve been outside with your pet in an area where ticks may be present, make sure you check for ticks once you’re out of that place. For example, if you have a dog, check the feet, under the legs, around the eyes and ears, and near the anus. If you find any flea or tick bites on your pet, notify your veterinarian. After that, keep an eye on your pet’s behavior for any changes, such as decreased appetite or lethargy.

Regularly Clean Your Yard

Be sure to tidy up your yard in addition to keeping your house in good condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ticks prefer high grasses, while fleas prefer warm, moist, shady locations with organic garbage. As a result, the only way to prevent fleas is to rake leaves and clip your lawn to remove their hiding and breeding areas.

These are just a few excellent flea and tick prevention tips available. Our company has a stellar record for assisting clients in preventing and treating tick and flea bites. If you have an issue with your pet, don’t hesitate to contact us for help.