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Tick Season is All Seasons

Updated: Nov 24, 2019


Every season is flea and tick season.

Yes Karen, that means winter too. Snow on the ground - yep tick season. Fleas and ticks can live through the winter and are found in people’s houses, chicken coups, dog houses, and especially deer and elk. If you stay here in the winter or head to the South for the warmth and sun, they are equally likely. The point is you need to keep you cats and dogs on flea and tick preventative year-round!

When it comes to medications there are so many options. You should go with a meat flavored chewable, called Credelio, for both flea and tick prevention. Your fur baby will just think it’s a treat. That is the option Dr.Z prefers!

There is the classic liquid you can place on their back which is great for fleas and ticks BUT they are just as likely to cause dermatitis reactions, and they are likely to washed away down the drain just like your money.

There are also collars that will deter and kill fleas and ticks. However, most collars are utterly worthless. There is only one collar one the market that, called Seresto. Seresto works for 8 months on both dogs and cats. Dr. Z recommends them for cats and small dogs (think up to 20lbs), he recommends Credeilo for any medium to large size dog, because rough housing can break the collar.

There are many options, brands, and ways to keep your babies safe, but in order to kill fleas and ticks and the diseases they carry these are the recommendations of Dr.Z! If your pets contract flea or tick borne disease the vet bills are large and there are cases that become fatal. Take home message… prevention is ALWAYS cheaper and safer than treatment.

Check out the medicines below, these are the only ones that Dr.Z recommends at his clinic! Stop in to the clinic and talk to our team about protecting your furbabies today!

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