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Flea and Tick Prevention Tips for Pet Owners

Fleas and ticks are parasites that can cause a lot of discomfort and disease in pets. Unfortunately,
they’re incredibly common, with nearly all cats and dogs being at risk of contracting an infestation.
Luckily, there are ways to protect your pet from these pests.
Use the Right Medications
Flea and tick medications come in many forms, including topical drops, chewable oral medications,
and collars. Many of these medications are designed to kill ticks and fleas on contact or prevent
infestations from occurring. For example, some topical treatments will provide a few weeks of
protection for your pet if applied regularly. Additionally, certain medications can be used to help
control the population of fleas in your home by killing larvae and eggs before they hatch.
Clean House

Regularly cleaning your pet’s living areas and bedding is an important part of flea and tick
prevention. Vacuuming carpets, furniture, and floors can help remove fleas from the environment.
Additionally, washing bedding in hot water can kill any bugs that may be hidden there.
Keep Your Yard Clean
Maintaining a clean yard can also help reduce the risk of your pet getting fleas and ticks. Regularly
mowing grass, trimming bushes and hedges, and controlling weeds can make your yard less
hospitable for fleas. Additionally, be sure to remove any standing water from the area to prevent
fleas and mosquitoes from breeding there.
Attend Regular Veterinary Check-Ups
Finally, be sure to have your pet checked for fleas and ticks at least once a year by a veterinarian.
This is especially important to do if you notice any signs that your pet may have an infestation. Your
veterinarian can diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action to keep your pet safe.
By following these tips, you can help protect your pet from the discomfort of fleas and ticks. If you
have any questions about preventing infestations or would like to learn more about flea and tick
medications, please contact your veterinarian today. They’ll be able to provide personalized advice
and ensure that your pet remains healthy and safe.