How to Prevent Fleas and Ticks This Spring


We are loving this spring weather!  Are you ready to spend time outdoors with your pet?  As the weather warms, it’s important to make sure that your pets are protected against fleas and ticks.  These external parasites can make your pets feel uncomfortable and can even cause illness.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep your pet healthy and parasite-free!

Prevention Tips:

  • Stay Away from Heavily Wooded Areas – Keep your pets away from heavily wooded areas and tall grasses.  These areas are considered the perfect habitat for ticks.  Try to create tick-free zones in your yard by keeping your grass short and cutting back any bushes.
  • Use Preventative Medicine – Preventative flea and tick medications can be applied topically or orally in a tablet or liquid form.  Our veterinarians can help you determine what the best preventative medication is for your individual pet.  You can even conveniently purchase flea and tick medication online.
  • Check for Ticks – Check your pet for ticks once a day, especially if you are spending time outdoors on nice days.  If you do find a tick, grasp it with a pair of tweezers as close down to the mouth as you can reach.  Be gentle and apply pressure until the tick lets go.
If you have any questions about how to prevent fleas and ticks this spring, contact our office.  We can provide your pet with preventative medications that will help keep them healthy through the warm months.

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