Protecting Your Pet From Flea And Ticks
Ticks and fleas are the most common external parasites that affect dogs. Tick infestation can occur anytime throughout the year; however there is a higher incidence during spring and summer. Some dogs are also extremely allergic to flea saliva. They can develop a hypersensitive reaction to the bites of even one or two fleas. Affected dogs suffer from severe itching that can send them to a chewing, scratching and licking frenzy. Without prompt intervention, there will be hair loss, as well as moist and open sores that can pave the way for bacterial infection.
Ticks play an important role in the transmission of several medical conditions, the most common of which is Lyme disease that can also affect people. Heavy tick infestation can increase a dog’s risk to developing serious kidney problems.
Flea and tick protection should be a year-round program. Your veterinarian care Bowmanville, ON can help you formulate a flea and tick prevention program for your pet.