As the weather begins to turn warmer, experienced animal lovers begin to ask: Is my pet ready for summer? The seasonal warm-up doesn’t just bring beautiful flowers, it brings fleas and ticks, too!
Fleas are tiny jumping insects that cannot survive the cold weather. Although they cannot survive freezing temperatures, they live in homes all winter and quickly reappear outside as soon as it warms up.
Ticks crawl along long grasses and weeds and drop onto passing humans or wildlife to feed. They are found where there is long grass, wildlife, and water. This can mean their habitat includes parks, trails, roadsides, and even backyards!
These two little blood-sucking parasites usually don’t make your pet too uncomfortable, but they DO carry a wide variety of diseases which can sicken or kill your beloved companion. Luckily, flea and tick prevention is easy to find, reasonably priced, and can protect your animal very effectively.
Make an appointment at Carriage Crossing Animal Hospital soon, so that you can be assured that your parasite prevention is in place and protecting your pet before flea and tick season hit their peak. Call us today and our Waterloo Vet Team can help you choose the right product for your pet’s size, species, and lifestyle!