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It’s Flea & Tick Season!
It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter. I guess I shouldn’t complain or even be surprised, I live in Canada after all 😉
My dogs and I are looking forward to warmer sunnier days, spending more time outside, going for regular walks, and adventures to our local parks.
This is a sponsored post to help bring awareness to the importance of flea and tick prevention. I only share information that is important to the health of my pets and what I believe my readers will find of interest. I am not a veterinarian. This post is not a substitute for veterinarian care. Always consult with your veterinarian for what’s best for your pets health.
As excited as my dogs and I are about the return of warmer weather and spending more time outdoors, I’m not excited about what a simple increase in temperature change can mean for my dog’s health and safety.
Yes, it’s that time of year again.
March is Flea & Tick Season
March is flea and tick season and a critical time to speak with our veterinarian about recommendations for flea and tick prevention.
Ticks Can be Active All Year Round!
Surprisingly as it may seem, it doesn’t have to be summertime hot for our pets to be at risk for tick bites. In some parts of Canada, ticks can be active all year round. A slight increase in temperature to as little as 4 degrees Celsius can have ticks looking for a host to feed on – meaning our pets!
Check out this great site for more information about: Ticks and Fleas and How They Can Affect Our Pets.
Ticks Can Be Found in Our Own Backyard
City Dogs Need Tick Protection Too!
My dogs are city dogs and on occasion we take road trips outside of the city, however, once the spring weather arrives my dogs and I spend most of our time out in our yard. The dogs love lounging and rolling around on the grass, sniffing out what’s going on under those piles of leaves, and when I’m not looking, they sneak into my garden.
I now know ticks can be found in my own backyard! Those piles of leafs and ground-covered plants where my dogs like to hang out – well that’s just the type of environment those nasty ticks like to hide out, just waiting to latch on to and feed off my dog.
What About Fleas?
Flea Risk Is May to October
Fleas are not far behind those nasty ticks!
In most parts of Canada the risk for fleas is typically from May to October with peak flea season occurring from early August through to early October, so it’s important to protect our pets from flea infestations as well.
There’s No Such Thing As Just One Flea!
Are you ready for this?
Fleas can Lay 40 to 50 Eggs per Day!
Fleas can lay 40 to 50 eggs per day! I’m getting itchy just thinking about it. Now just imagine how our dogs and cats would feel dealing with such an infestation of fleas.
You can learn more here about: Flea Facts and the Life Cycle of Fleas.
Ask Your Vet for Flea & Tick Prevention Recommendations This Spring
What can we do to help protect and manage the risks of fleas and ticks in our dogs and cats this spring?
How do I help reduce the risk of ticks and fleas for my dogs?
Manage The Risk of Fleas and Ticks
With Flea and Tick Prevention From Your Veterinarian
Each spring my dogs visit their veterinarian and we discuss the best flea and tick prevention to help protect my dogs from ticks and fleas. So now when my dogs spend their days outside, they can concentrate on catching that pesky squirrel and I can relax knowing they are protected from what lays beneath those piles of leaves, tall grasses and ground cover.