Lions and tigers and bears aren’t the scariest things lurking outdoors for your pets! Did you know that flea allergies are the number one cause of skin disease in dogs and cats? And that they can transmit blood parasites and tapeworms? Have you heard that ticks carry nasty diseases such as Lyme disease?
Have no fear, though! A little education goes a long way in protecting Fido and Fluffy from these creepy crawly parasites. For instance, while fleas and ticks are most common during the warmer months of the year, they are a risk throughout. Also, did you realize that even dogs and cats that stay indoors can be a breeding ground for fleas?
Keeping your pet on year-round preventative can stop an infestation before it starts. There are a variety of products on the market to protect your pet, which can make it difficult to know which to use. Your veterinarian can help you to sort through the vast options and select the best product to meet your individual needs. So follow the yellow brick road to see the wizard, er, your veterinarian to get your pet protected today!
Visit Plum Street Pet Clinic for more information and to schedule an appointment for your pet today.