Fleas and ticks may have more access to your home than you think
Even if your pet spends all of their time cozied up inside, they could still pick up fleas and even a tick. Both fleas and ticks can get into the home by hitching a ride on you or sneaking in through a door or window.
Fleas are tricky creatures—not only can a single female flea start an infestation, she can leave eggs in carpets and pet beds that can infest a home in just 30 days. Worse yet, if your pet is allergic to fleas, all it takes is one bite to make them extremely uncomfortable.
And just think: a single female flea can eat up to 15 times her body weight in blood in just one day! That may not be a big deal with just one flea, but lots of fleas may end up leaving your pet anemic.
Ticks are just as awful. They spread all kinds of serious diseases, like Lyme disease, which is dangerous for both dogs and humans.
In warm, humid areas, fleas and ticks thrive year-round. But even in more seasonal climates, a warm spring or fall can extend the flea and tick season up to 10 months a year. Plus, once inside your house, fleas and ticks can survive all year long, regardless of the weather outside.Vigilance and prevention with year-round flea and tick control medication are the keys to keeping your pet protected from these pests:
Your veterinarian can prescribe the best preventive product for your pet based on their breed, lifestyle and local risk.