Spending more time outdoors with your furry friend? Don’t forget the flea and tick preventative! Summertime pests aren’t just annoying, they can make you both sick.

Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of Lyme disease, typhus and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. They both hitch rides on warm-blooded animals and are especially active in summer weather.

Tick-borne diseases impact people too, which is another reason an effective tick repellant is critical to the health of your pet and your family. If your dog is on tick control, the ticks the dog encounters are killed, so they’re not in your home where they can transmit infection to your family or other pets.

Both fleas and ticks can infest your home quickly and make you and your pet miserable. Plus, mosquitos carry heartworm, so it makes sense to protect your pet now with comprehensive parasite preventatives.

We carry many different flea, tick and heartworm preventives and can help you determine which one is best for your pet. For more information, call us at (574) 248-4057.