Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a real nuisance for our dogs. These insects feed on your pet’s blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. Ticks will be looking for a host anytime it is over 4 degrees Celsius. Fleas are more prevalent in the warmer months, but as soon as it gets cold, they will try to get inside.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?

Ticks can be hard to spot in fur. Using a fine-tooth comb and carefully checking your dog every day will help you find them before they are attached long enough to cause a problem. Fleas are also hard to find. Dogs can become itchy and develop scabs before we even notice a flea.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

Prevention is always best when it comes to ticks and fleas. We have Bravecto, which is a chewable tablet that you give once every three months that kills adult ticks and fleas. Nexgard is a chewable tablet that is safe for puppies, and Advantix which is a topical repellent.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

Bravecto, Nexgard, Advantix. Removing them manually with a tick twister is important as well, which we can show you how to do.


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