Fleas and Ticks are the most common parasites that affect dogs and cats today. These parasites are not only extremely discomforting to your pet, but they can also lead to serious medical problems such as tapeworms, allergies, infections, and anemia. Fleas and ticks are also zoonotic organisms, which means they can be transmitted from pets to humans. Preventing and controlling fleas and ticks on your pet is necessary to keep you both happy and healthy.
Prevention is much easier than treatment after an infestation and there are a lot of great products for this. Most of these products are once a month treatments and they come in several different forms and work in a variety of ways. You may be giving your pet a pill or applying a topical liquid product to an area of the skin.
You should always consult your veterinarian prior to implementing a parasite prevention or control program. Many of these products are available only with a prescription and may be harmful when not used as directed.