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.
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.
Protect Against Fleas and Ticks
PetMeds® carries a wide selection of flea and tick protection delivered to your doorstep, including popular spot-on preventatives, tasty chewable tablets, and natural, plant-based solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fleas and Ticks
Some pet parents prefer natural, plant based flea and tick products, which are often as effective as traditional preventatives but typically need to be applied more frequently.
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.