Fleas and ticks can cause discomfort, itchiness, and allergic skin disease. The chance that your pet may get fleas or ticks depends on where you live and the environment around you. Fleas thrive in warmer weather, but may go dormant during the winter in colder areas. Ticks tend to live in wooded areas or areas with high grass.
Ticks and fleas also pose a threat because it is not just your pet that they can affect, they can affect humans as well. As with most parasites, prevention is the greatest defense against ticks and fleas. There are many medications that we can recommend to help make sure your pet is protected against these pests.