Spring: Flea and Tick Season
Spring has sprung! As any seasoned pet owner knows, that means flea and tick season is upon us.
If you’ve ever had an outbreak of fleas at your house, you know how much easier it is to prevent them than it is to get rid of them! It can be a seemingly endless process of bathing, laundry, medicating, vacuuming. You then repeat the entire process over and over, wondering if they will EVER just DIE!!
It might seem easiest to be to just give up and try to peacefully co-exist with the fleas. You can’t just ignore them so they’ll go away. You must be persistent to win this particular battle. Fleas can cause a variety of problems. Some of these are hair loss, excessive scratching, hot spots, scabs, tapeworms and anemia (fleas feed on your pet’s blood). Ticks offer the aforementioned problems, and the threat of some additional bonuses. Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Babesia are very real threats.
If you are caught unprepared and find yourself in the throes of a Flea and/or Tick battle, there is still hope. Be sure to contact your vet and arm yourself with the necessary weapons. In addition, you will need to be sure to treat your home, as well as any areas outside that your pet frequents. Flea and tick season does not have to be miserable!
Your pets depend on you to protect them!