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How to Keep Fleas and Ticks Away from Your Pet

The best way to deal with fleas and ticks is to prevent them from entering your home at all. There
are several ways to help keep fleas and ticks away from your beloved pet, and you can implement
these methods to keep your furry friend healthy and happy.
Medical Treatments
One of the most effective ways to protect your pet from fleas and ticks is to use a preventative
medication. Many of the products on the market today are highly effective and can help keep your
pet safe and free of fleas and ticks. These treatments may come in the form of topical or oral
medications, so it’s important to talk to your veterinarian to determine which option is best for your
Keep Your Home Clean
In addition to treating your pet, it’s important that you also keep your home clean and free of fleas
and ticks. Vacuum carpets and floors frequently, especially in areas where pets spend a lot of time,
like their beds or sleeping spots. Make sure to discard the vacuum bag after each use, and consider
using a flea and tick spray in your home to help keep these pests away.
Check Your Pet Regularly
It’s also important that you check your pet on a regular basis for any signs of fleas or ticks. Check
areas that pests could burrow into, such as the space behind their ears, between their toes, and
around their collar. If you find any fleas or ticks on your pet, contact your veterinarian right away to
determine the best way to remove them safely. Fleas may also cause redness, itching, and irritation
on the skin.
Contact Your Veterinarian Today

If you’re concerned that your pet could be at risk for fleas and ticks, contact your veterinarian right
away. They can provide information about the best preventative treatments for your pet, as well as
advice on how to keep them safe from these pests in the future.