Summer is just around the corner, and so is flea and tick season. It’s important to eliminate these pesky parasites quickly-fleas and ticks can transmit serious illnesses to your pet and your family. Here are some prevention and treatment tips:
- Start a prevention plan that includes your dog, your home, and your yard. Pay special attention to your dog’s favorite hangouts, such as his bed and feeding area. If you have multiple pets, treat them all to keep fleas and ticks from spreading. Read the labels on any indoor and outdoor pesticides you choose to make sure that they’re safe for pets, and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations closely for the best results.
- Groom your dog on a regular basis to help keep fleas and ticks under control. There are many dog shampoos available that are specially formulated to kill parasites, in addition to topical and oral treatments that repel fleas and ticks. If you’re using a flea collar, follow the manufacturer’s directions regarding how the collar should fit to ensure the best protection. Use treatment products designed specifically for your pet-using the wrong formula for your dog’s size can cause illness.
By protecting your dog early, you can avoid the headache of a full-blown flea infestation. Pet Supermarket offers a wide variety of flea and tick prevention and treatment products for dogs of all ages and sizes.
Our friendly associates will be happy to help you with your prevention plan, so that you and your dog can have a great summer!