Once again, it’s that season when fleas and ticks become more active! Just as every visitor overstays their welcome at some point, for pets, fleas are the most unwelcome guests. Fleas and ticks are the most prevalent external parasites affecting cats and dogs. They aren’t just bothersome; once they settle in, they begin feeding on your pet’s blood which can lead to various health issues. Your pet’s cozy and plush fur offers an ideal habitat for fleas and ticks. Fleas can provoke skin infections, allergic reactions, and Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), a common issue among pets. Likewise, ticks harbor various diseases, including Lyme Disease. Maintaining flea and tick prevention is crucial for year-round protection. Fleas can survive anywhere from 13 days to 12 months, during which time they can generate millions of offspring. It’s especially vital to check your pets regularly, particularly after they’ve been in wooded or grassy areas. Effective management of fleas and ticks involves using veterinary-approved products and treatments. Contact us today for more information!