The warm weather gives rise to fleas and ticks outside. Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that cause your pet to be extremely uncomfortable and itchy. Flea infestations on kittens and puppies can lead to severe anemia and death. They spread easily from one pet to another causing a household infestation that is extremely difficult to control.
Ticks are also blood-sucking parasites that can infect your pet with various tick-borne infections, the most known being Lyme disease. Lyme disease in dogs can cause chronic lameness, arthritis, and inflammation of the joints, which cause extreme discomfort for your pet. A vaccine for Lyme disease is available but it is not 100% effective.
The most effective way to protect your pet from both parasites is PREVENTION. Topical flea and tick preventions like Frontline, Advantage, and Advantix stop fleas and ticks from biting and attaching to your pet. These monthly applications are extremely affordable and will prevent chronic infections and unmanageable infestations.