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Flea & Tick Protection

 

Warm weather is here!  Your veterinarian has probably already talked with you about flea and tick protection, as “active” tick season starts in Minnesota as early as April & runs all the way through October.  Many veterinarians recommend year round protection.

 

Protecting pets from fleas and ticks is an important part of a pet owner’s responsibility to care for a pet’s health and well-being. Aside from being annoying, these pests can carry diseases, spread to other animals and even people, and infest households quickly.

 

You can read more about ticks & their control at this link:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/naturalresources/DD1013.html

 

 

Although there are many brands of over-the-counter flea and tick products available at drug stores, groceries and pet supply stores, it is critical to read their labels, and consult with your veterinarian, before using them. These products may contain ingredients that could harm pets and/or children. 

Beware:  Certain chemicals found in some dog flea and tick protection products can be FATAL to cats.  If your dogs come into contact with kittys, please be certain you check the product labeling carefully and read that the product is safe for cats.

 

If you suspect your pet may have suffered negative health effects as a result of a flea product, consult with your veterinarian immediately. If you think a child has ingested a pesticide, call your local poison control center.

 

Fairy Dogparents recommends getting any and all flea and tick protection directly from your veterinarian.  We also ask that all clients be treated prior to our care of them during the months of April - October.  

 

We wish you and your pets a terrific summer!





Fairy Dogparents
 Plymouth, Minnesota
952-484-2745