Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes aren’t just a summer problem! Warming temperatures mean year-round prevention is key to making sure your pet is protected from these pests or the diseases they may carry. Don’t overlook the problems they can cause: fleas often trigger dermatitis, tapeworm, and hot spots; one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous diseases and mosquitoes carry potentially deadly heartworm.
In addition to preventive medications, you should thoroughly check your pets for fleas and ticks on a daily basis if they’ve been outdoors. Although these parasites can be anywhere on your pet’s body, they prefer posting up near the head, ears, neck, and paws. You can spot evidence of fleas if you notice little black specks that resemble pepper or bits of dirt.
Year-round prevention in Flordia is always the best treatment! We carry many different types of flea, tick, and heartworm prevention and your Bliss Family Veterinarian can help you choose which one is right for your pet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (813) 556-7322.