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Fleas and Ticks

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Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and Ticks

It’s time to talk about those tiny uninvited houseguests, fleas and ticks.

Did you know that even indoor cats, like yours truly, can get fleas and ticks? They can hitch a ride on your outdoor friends or even your humans. And once they’re inside they hate to leave, so it’s best to just keep them out in the first place.

Fleas and ticks not only make you itchy, they can also make you and your humans sick. Ticks can carry Lyme disease and fleas can give you tapeworms.

The way that I like to keep them out is by using flea and tick prevention year round; because the winters aren’t as cold as they used to be. Which I for one appreciate!  For dogs the preventatives come in either oral or topical form and for cats it’s topical. Once a month is all it takes to keep those free loaders out of your house and fur!

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