Prepare For Flea and Tick Season

 In Pet Care

As temperatures begin to warm up, our outdoor environments start to change. Snow melts, and things begin to grow again, but with that comes bugs that can be harmful to your pets. Ticks and fleas are the most common insects that pose a threat to you and your pets. Here’s how you can prepare for flea and tick season as the weather starts to warm up.

Treat Your Yard

A great way to care for you, your family, and your pet is by treating your yard. You can do this yourself, but we recommend consulting a professional when it comes to pesticides. If your dog spends a lot of time in your yard, you want to make sure you have something pet safe. A professional can tell you the best solution to prevent ticks and fleas while keeping your pet out of harm’s way!

Prevention for Your Pet

You should not only rely on yard treatments to keep pests at bay. Your dog should have its own flea and tick treatment plan to ensure their safety. Flea and ticks can be deadly to animals if not properly dealt with. In addition, these insects are not good for humans either, so prevention is key. Today there are so many options when it comes to treatment plans. Talking with your veterinarian is the best and safest way to make sure you get the proper treatment for your pet. Some solutions are stronger than others, and not every dog needs that. In addition, outdoor cats should also have tick and flea treatments. Dogs and cats are not the same and often require different medications.

To learn more on how you can prepare for flea and tick season, visit Andes-Straley Veterinary Hospital. At Andes-Straley, we can help you find the best treatment plan for your pet to keep them healthy this spring and summer. We also offer other services to meet the needs of your pet. To schedule an appointment, you can visit us online here or call us at (423) 378-4443!