Keeping Your Pets Safe from Fleas and Ticks – #NoBiteIsRight

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Did you know Canada has 5 seasons?

Well, if you’re a pet owner you do.

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Flea and Tick Season

Yes, Canadians love to talk about the changing weather with each and every season. We complain about the snow and cold of winter, the damp rainy days of spring, we love to take pictures of the colourful days of autumn, and we wait in anticipation for those long, sunny summer days.

But what about this 5th  season I speak of?

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For those of us with pets, its called flea and tick season!

This is the season when NoBiteIsRight for our pets.

Did you know:

  • According to Canadian researchers, tick populations have grown 10 times over in the past two decades within Canada?
  • Researchers also estimate that if you draw a line marking tick territory across Canada, that the line moves 45 km farther north every year.

The milder winter we have experienced here in Canada is also a concern. Fleas and tick seasons are extended longer than normal, so pet owners need to be more aware and take proactive measures.

You may ask why you should be concerned about your pet being exposed to fleas and ticks and what does it really matter?

There are a variety of different types of fleas and ticks that can bite your pet and spread many types of diseases, some of them very serious and life-threatening. Lyme disease is one of the most well-known diseases transmitted by ticks.

Tick Facts:

  • As of 2016, ticks have been found in many parts of Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia
  •   Draw a line marking tick territory across Canada and, researchers estimate; it encroaches farther into the country by 45 kilometers a year.
  •   Did you know that ticks can cause many diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Bartonellosis, Hepatozoonosis, and many more!
  • The symptoms of Lyme disease include pain, fatigue, kidney failure and even death.
  • Lyme disease has been declared endemic in southern parts of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario,Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
  •  The clock is ticking… flea and tick season is around the corner. Ticks love milder weather, so we typically see an increase in flea and tick bites during the spring and the fall.
  • With milder winters, like the one we just had, flea and tick seasons are extended longer than normal, so pet owners need to be more aware of proactive measures.

Flea Facts:

  •   A single flea could bite up to 400 time per day.
  •   Dogs can be allergic to flea saliva and can result in bald spots from scratching and chewing their fur.
  •  Fleas don’t just cause itching, discomfort and open sores from flea allergy dermatitis, they can also be a source of tapeworms, and cause anemia and household infestations.
  •  Pet owners are concerned about their pets suffering from flea bites, and the inconvenience and impact on their home and family.

So what can we as pet owners do to help and prevent fleas and ticks before they happen?

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Speak with your vet about Flea and Tick Treatment Options

  • The first step is to speak with your vet.
  • Have a discussion about what flea and tick treatment is available and what is the right choice for your pet.

Flea and tick preventative products come in two forms:

  • Systemic: Taken orally, usually in the form of a chewable treat. This form requires the flea or tick to actually bite your pet to digest the medication that is in your pet’s bloodstream.
  • Non-systemic: a topical liquid that is applied directly to your pets skin. This is known as a “direct kill” treatment and does not require the pest to bite, rather, they work on contact.

Watch this informative video  to help you understand the differences.


 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bayer, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.

Author: Kelly Harding & Edie The Pug

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26 Comments

  1. We believe prevention is key isn’t it? Cats can develop chronic flea allergies in no time (we have two with severe allergies) and the discomfort an animal feels is immense. Prevention means you have less to deal with and a comfortable pet.

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    • Prevention is definitely the key!

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  2. We live in the deep South in the US and must use a monthly treatment almost year round because of our warm weather, even though we’re indoor kitties.

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  3. Oh, I had a bad run in with ticks…. you don’t want dat!!! Great information and I hope everyone listens!!!

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  4. Ticks scare me- I find them disgusting and really worry about diseases like Lyme Disease for humans and Kilo the Pug. I though he’d be fine but apparently there have been ticks found in the ravine near us. YUK. I am going to try a topical solution.

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    • Ticks are disgusting, but what’s worse is the Lyme disease they can spread! I thought by living in the city I wouldn’t have to worry as much, but my own vet told me she has seen more pets being effected by ticks!

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  5. One of my dogs is very sensitive to flea bites (as well as other allergies) so a topical preventative seems like a great choice for her. We also have a lot of ticks in my area.

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  6. NO, no bite is right. They are ALL wrong! Hope you don’t get any of those bugs, Edie! My corgis get a topical once a month. We have terrible tick and flea seasons in Virginia.

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    • I have my protection all ready to protect me from those nasty fleas and ticks!

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  7. Good information to have! You can never take too many precautions when it comes to fleas and ticks! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Ticks do seem to be getting more profuse every year! Normally, they’re just out in the mountains here but people have been reporting them in the city..

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    • Yes! It’s becoming scary how ticks are moving closer and closer into the cities.

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  9. Layla gets her flea meds once a month as I worry about her being in the dog parks and beaches

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    • Yes, we have to be careful especially when our pets go into areas where they can pick up ticks and fleas

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  10. Such important information. We just restocked our flea & tick preventative.

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  11. Fleas are no fun…and it’s so important to protect our pets from the buggy critters!

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    • Fleas are no fun for our pets, or for the humans – especially if the house becomes infected with them!

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  12. We may not be in Canada, but we know this season also! We hate those creepy crawly critters!

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    • I get itchy just thinking about them!

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  13. Fleas and ticks are no fun! When it comes to my dogs I really hate using lots of chemicals on them, but my oldest dog is actually quite allergic to flea bites. We use topical flea products on him during flea season and luckily they do work well for us. I guess sometimes it’s about picking the lesser of the two evils. I’d rather put flea preventative on my guy than have to watch him suffer when he gets bitten.

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    • A flea bite is bad enough, never mind being allergic to them!

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  14. Great information! We just restocked our heartworm and flea & tick prevention!

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    • That’s great! We want to make sure we are all well protected.

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