Fleas and ticks are two parasites that can make your dog’s life miserable if you’re not careful. There are thousands of insects that prey on dogs, and numerous illnesses your dog can get following a flea or tick bite. Fleas and ticks are more active when outside temperatures grow warmer, which is why your dog needs flea and tick prevention as soon as spring starts.
What to Know About Fleas and Ticks
Fleas live on animals such as dogs, cats, raccoons and opossums. The fleas multiply by laying eggs that fall off into your yard, home or outdoor play area. Once the fleas inside those eggs turn into adults, they leap onto a passing animal — quite possibly your dog. Fleabites cause your dog discomfort and can lead to an infestation in your home. If your home is infested with fleas, you’ll have to bomb it to kill them — a process many homeowners find unappealing. Without bombing, your dog is likely to become infested with fleas again.
Ticks, on the other hand, sit on grasses and shrubs outdoors and wait for us to walk … Read Entire Post