The summer is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean fleas and ticks no longer pose a problem for your beloved pets. September still offers plenty of warm days and opportunities for these little critters to cozy up to your four-legged friends. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep ticks and fleas away from your pets.
Of course, excessive scratching is a telltale sign that your animals have fleas. Some other symptoms of fleas include hair loss, pale gums, and tapeworms. Ticks can transmit diseases that can cause fever, anemia, and weakness. Not all ticks spread Lyme disease, but it's best to remove the full tick as soon as possible to avoid serious illness in your pet.
Summer break may be over, but fall brings plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun with your pets: strolling through pumpkin patches, trick or treating, and apple picking. Don't be intimidated by flea and tick prevention. Contact us to find the right flea and tick products for your furry family!
New Year's Reflections
As we close out one year, and look forward to a new one, we wanted to take a moment to look back at where we've been, and to look ahead to where we are going.