Flea and Tick Prevention

Fleas and Ticks are a Health Risk to Pets and Their People

These parasites feed on dogs and cats, indoors or out, and they can even attack humans.

And while fleas and ticks prefer warm weather, they can be active any time of year - even in the winter.

Getting rid of fleas and ticks is hard. Fleas, in particular, have a long life cycle and can go dormant for long periods between meals. It can take months to eliminate an active infestation from your pet, your home, and your property.

But prevention is easy. By keeping your pets protected year-round, you can make sure your pets, your home, and your family are flea and tick free.

Fleas and ticks are a health risk to pets and their people.

Why Should I Protect My Pet from Fleas and Ticks?

When fleas and ticks bite, not only do they take in a blood meal from their host, they also deposit saliva into the skin. Their saliva contains components that cause itch, as well as any bacteria, viruses, and parasites they may have picked up from a previous host.

Protect pets from fleas and ticks to prevent:

  • Skin issues like flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) and secondary skin infections.
  • Bacterial and viral infections like Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
  • Internal parasites like tapeworms and babeiosis.

Flea and tick borne disease can be difficult to treat, but prevention is easy. With year-round protection, you can keep them off your pet and out of your home for good.

Why Fleas And Ticks Really Bite

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fleas and Ticks
Does my indoor cat really need a flea and tick preventative?
Yes, your cat can get fleas and ticks too, even if they never go outside. Fleas and ticks can hitch a ride on other family members - both humans and other pets - and take up residence indoors. Visiting a groomer, vet's office, or boarding facility are some of the other ways indoor cats can get fleas.
Can I skip doses during the winter months?
Are flea and tick products safe?

Still have questions? Learn more with our free Pet Health Advice resource center or talk to your veterinarian about how you can protect your pets from fleas and ticks.