As temperatures rise, so do the numbers and fleas and ticks...which could spell trouble for Fido. This year's mild winter may have an even bigger impact, according to Dr. Valri E. Brown of the Dog and Cat Clinic in Shrevepot.
And even though the parasites seem small, it's not a problem to take lightly. Fleas and ticks survive by sucking blood from an animal's body, which could have deadly consequences.
To keep your pet flea-free, veterinarians recommend a prescription product, which can be more powerful and longer-laster than over-the-counter medications. For more on how to protect your pet, visit your local vet.