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Get to Know the Basics of Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks can cause many issues for your pet, from minor skin irritation to severe illnesses. It is
important that you provide your pet with proper flea and tick protection. Fortunately, there are
several preventative measures you can take to protect your furry friend from these tiny pests.
Medical Treatments
Your veterinarian can help you determine the best flea and tick prevention method for your pet. Your
veterinarian may recommend topical medications or oral medications as flea and tick protection.
Topical medicines are applied directly to the skin of your pet and offer several weeks of protection
against pests. Oral medication is administered by mouth or in a food product. Products like collars or
sprays may also be used as a preventative measure.
Environmental Control
In addition to medical treatments, environmental control is a very important factor in flea and tick
prevention. Keep your pet’s environment as clean and dry as possible. Vacuum carpets, rugs,
upholstered furniture, and throw rugs regularly to help reduce the number of pests in your home.
Make sure to wash the bedding, blankets, and stuffed animals regularly as well.
Other Measures
There are many other things you can do to help keep fleas and ticks away from your pet. Regular
grooming helps keep pests away by removing old fur and skin flakes that attract them in the first
place. Brushing your pet’s fur will also help prevent matting and distribute natural oils throughout the
coat. Keeping pets away from heavily wooded areas or tall grassy fields can further reduce their
chances of coming into contact with fleas and ticks.
By taking the necessary steps to protect your pet, you can ensure they have a healthy and active life
free of fleas and ticks. If you are unsure of the best course of action, be sure to contact your
veterinarian.

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