Flea and Tick Prevention
With the warm summer months just around the corner comes the dreaded flea and tick season. But this problem can be kept under control with a little vigilance and preventative care on your part. Although controllable, fleas and ticks should always be taken seriously because both can carry diseases that can affect both animals and people. For example, ticks can carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease, and fleas can carry tapeworm or cause Flea bite dermatitis. To prevent the spread of these and other diseases, you should keep a close eye on your pet and prevent any problems before they escalate.
There are a variety of Flea and Tick preventatives on the market, it is best to consult your veterinarian on which product is best for your pet. Many over the counter products have been found to contain ingredients that could harm pets and children, so it is best to read the instructions and warnings and on any product and consult your veterinarian prior to application. Topical products like Frontline, Advantix, and Revolution are designed to have fewer toxic effects and are much safer for your family.