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Dog Flea & Tick

Pets who have fleas can experience issues ranging from minor to fatal. These parasites not only spread infections and tapeworms but also can cause excruciating itching, irritability, and allergies.

Dog Flea & Tick

Dog Flea & Tick


Ah, when spring has finally sprung, our thoughts turn to spring cleaning, digging in your garden and nightly walks after a long winter! Before you embark on outdoor activities, take inventory of your furry friends preventatives. Unfortunately for our pets, fleas, ticks, and the mosquitos that carry heartworm larvae also love springtime.

The Pets I Love has made tick-borne diseases for dogs an important part of our approach in preventive care to help reduce the number of cases seen in the U.S. annually.

Even though your pet needs heartworm prevention—along with flea and tick prevention—all year long, these pests thrive in warmer weather. Before the summer months, it is an ideal time to get back in the habit of giving your dog their monthly prevention. Fleas cause major skin irritation for your dog and often invade your home! Tick-borne diseases are transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease, which is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria and transmitted through the bite of a tick, affects both dogs and humans.

In general, ticks need to be attached for 36 to 48 hours before they can transmit Lyme disease bacteria. Therefore, tick preventatives that kill ticks when they bite are very effective at preventing Lyme disease, as the tick dies before transmission occurs.

There are two main ways to provide parasite control – oral chews/pills or topical applications. We highly recommend Simaparica, it is a once-a-month chewable that protects your dog against ticks & fleas, roundworms & hookworms and Simparica Trio, it is a once-a-month chewable that protects your dog against heartworm disease, ticks & fleas, roundworms & hookworms. The best part, you can earn Zoetis Pet Care Rewards while protecting your pet!


As always, please consult with your dog’s veterinarian to determine the best prevention for your individual pet! If you have questions or would like to pick up your canine preventative today call (845) 395-9200!