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Fleas are nasty little bloodsuckers that latch onto your pet’s
fur and skin and cause a serious itch and inflammation. In
addition to the extreme discomfort associated with it, fleas’
infestation can ultimately lead to a number of other issues such
as infected wounds, hair loss, or Flea Allergy Dermatitis as
well. However, by watching out for the flea season and making
adequate preparations, you can ensure that your furry little
friend does not have to suffer the consequences of being infected
with the dreadful parasite. Depending upon the part of the world
in which you reside, the active fleas season can be spread across
the entire year or emerge only once the snow begins to melt and
it is time for you to pack your mittens away. Regardless of the
time of the year, fleas can be a problem for your felines and
canines all throughout. This is because fleas can survive the
cold harsh winters in a dormant state and can resume their
activity once the weather becomes warmer. In other words, even if
the fleas are not bothering your pet at the moment, their eggs or
larvae might still be hanging around in their fur, waiting for
the right conditions to become active.
How is the fleas season determined?
Typically, the fleas resume the peak of their activity under hot
and humid weather conditions. It is because of this that the
fleas are found extensively in the hot and sultry climates of the
East, South, West, and Midwest regions of the United States. For
instance, since California has witnessed a heavy monsoon this
year, it is likely to see a longer and more active fleas season.
Regions that anticipate more heat and moisture should expect more
fleas. It is simple math. On the other hand, if you live in a
region where the winter season is both long and harsh, there are
chances that the fleas that are lying dormant and not living on
an animal will die of the extremely low temperatures. However,
the fleas living within your pet’s fur will stay nice and warm
and sustain through the cold weather. Either way, you can expect
a lighter fleas season in the colder arid parts of the country.
How susceptible your pet is to catching the
An effective flea plan can be designed on the basis of your pet’s
regular overall lifestyle. For instance, if your little feline
mostly stays indoors and doesn’t have much exposure to the
outdoor animals, it is less likely that he will be exposed to
fleas. On the other hand, if your pet spends a lot of time around
other animals, you might consider preparing well in advance for
the flea season.
Make Sure You're Ready for Flea and Tick Season!
Our pets look to us for protection and care, and
with flea and tick
season on the way, that means it's time to start
stocking up and brushing up on the supplies and knowledge you'll
need. Spring may still seem like a long way away in some parts of
the country, but when warmer weather hits, those pesky fleas and
ticks will be jumping at the chance to jump on your pets! Here's
what you need to know to make sure your pets are protected.
Why is flea and tick
Fleas are not only gross and make your pets itch, but they can
also carry serious diseases. Did you know that fleas can carry
tapeworms, cause dermatitis, and even carry the plague? (Yes,
that plague!) Ticks are nothing to sneeze at, either: they
Lyme disease, paralysis, and other nasty diseases. Fleas can
even move from your pets to you, and start biting.
How can I protect my
The good news is that it's easy to protect your pet!
Oral and spot-on flea
and tick treatments are safe, effective, and simple to
the top flea and tick products.
What about my cat?
Cats, even indoor cats, can also get fleas or ticks. If your dog
tracks them inside, or if a tick gets a ride on your shoe, they
could end up on your cat. Luckily, spot-on
treatments, collars, and other protection for cats are
easy to use as well. So don't forget to get your protection
today. And remember, most veterinarians recommend year-round
flea and tick protection. You don't want to take any chances!