Keep Your Pets Safe from Fleas and Ticks – ASPCA

Skip to content

The weather is getting warmer, so you know what that means—more time in the great outdoors! Unfortunately, more time outdoors means more opportunities for your pet to catch fleas and ticks. So, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants to remind you of the importance of keeping your pet safe from fleas and ticks during the warmer months with these helpful tips! 
Fleas are the most common external parasite for our four-legged friends. They can live for as few as 13 days or as long as 12 months, and during their lifespan they can produce millions of offspring. 
Symptoms of fleas, such as excessive scratching and hair loss, are similar between dogs and cats, but it is important to know what to look out for as fleas can cause health complications, like anemia and intestinal parasites. 
Consult your veterinarian if you suspect your pet has fleas. Once your veterinarian confirms the diagnosis, a treatment plan may include: 
*It is very important to follow labeled recommendations or your veterinarians’ recommendations for using flea products. Going outside these recommendations may lead to serious issues.  
Keeping the outside of your house free from organic debris like rake clippings and leaves could help prevent fleas since they like to hide in dark, moist and shady areas. 
Use this list and consult with your veterinarian to pick the best options for flea protection for your pet.

tick infographic


Ticks are parasites that feed on blood and can plague our dogs and cats. Though their presence may not be noticeable, ticks can transmit many diseases through their bite.
Ticks tend to be most active in late spring and summer, but species and disease transmission can vary based on where you live. They can be found living in tall brush or grass where they can attach themselves to dogs and outdoor cats and are more prominent in warm climates and certain wooded areas of the Northeast. Ticks are often the size of a pinhead before they bite and prefer to attach close to the head, neck, ears and feet but can be found anywhere on your pet’s body. They can also transfer from pets coming into the household from outdoors.
While these parasites don’t often cause obvious discomfort, you should regularly check your pet for ticks if you live in an area where they are common, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors. 
Run your hands carefully over your pet every time they come inside and pay close attention to the inside and exterior of the ears, as well as their head and feet. Possible complications from a tick bite include: 
If you do find a tick on your pet, it is vital to take proper care when removing it as any contact with the tick’s blood can potentially transmit infection to your pet or even to you. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a prompt and calm removal.
Consider mowing your lawn regularly, removing tall weeds, and making it inhospitable to rodents by keeping garbage covered and inaccessible to prevent picks. Many of the same products that treat fleas also kill ticks and prevent against future infestation.
If you think your pet has fleas or ticks or is showing any adverse reactions after receiving their flea and tick product, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately. 
Stay Up to Date
By providing my mobile number, I agree to receive 2-4 text messages per month from the ASPCA, which may include requests for charitable donations. Text STOP to opt-out, HELP for more info.
Message and data rates may apply. Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy
© 2022 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. All rights reserved.
The ASPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. Privacy Policy  Legal Info
Underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev
Sit, Stay and Save the World with New 'DC League of Super-Pets' Products | DC – DC Comics

Sit, Stay and Save the World with New 'DC League of Super-Pets' Products | DC – DC Comics

 Warner Bros

Next
Metformin Weight Loss Reviews 2022 – Metformin Side Effects, Dosage, Mechanism of action, before and After Results – KHTS Radio

Metformin Weight Loss Reviews 2022 – Metformin Side Effects, Dosage, Mechanism of action, before and After Results – KHTS Radio

Posted by: KHTS Articles in News Articles June 8, 2022 – 9:48 am 0 348

You May Also Like