You know who else loves spring and the warmer weather? Fleas and ticks! These pests aren’t just annoying—they can transmit nasty parasites and diseases. Fleas often trigger dermatitis and hot spots and can even transmit tapeworms and cause anemia. Once fleas make it into your home, it can quickly turn into an infestation, which can take a lot of time and effort to eliminate.
One tick bite could infect your pet with numerous dangerous diseases. Ticks can also travel from your pet to your family, and some of the diseases they carry do infect people.
Preventive medications are the best way to keep fleas and ticks away from your pets. No matter which medication you choose, you should still check your pets for fleas and ticks regularly with a flea comb or by closely examining the skin.
If you’re not sure which preventive medication is right for your pet, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced doctors online or call us at (719) 528-5557.