How To Protect Your Pets From Fleas This Spring

As we “spring” into the warmer seasons of the year, flea prevention is on every pet owner’s mind.

Sometimes fleas are unstoppable from getting into your yard, but whether your dog or cat actually gets bitten by one, can be up to you.

Fleas can enter your yard by a multitude of different wildlife such as skunks, coyotes, raccoons and untreated cats and dogs.

Some nurseries in your area may sell products to discourage these animals from entering into your yard to reduce the risk of your animals having a flea jump on them.

Fleas and ticks love yards that are full of brush and are not maintained.

By keeping your bushes trimmed, cutting your lawn and making sure your lawn is not overgrown you can deter these pests from having a negative impact on your life.

Most pet owners like to rely on a method of flea prevention products. With these products they are typically applied on a regular basis, it is incredibly important to not miss a dose, because if you do, your pet is not protected.

It goes without saying that you should keep a tidy house to avoid flea infestations, but if a pesky flea makes its way inside you can buy household foggers or sprays that will kill adult fleas as well as their larvae and eggs as they hatch.

Proceed with caution; these products can be toxic to pets and children.

If your cats or dogs don’t mind taking a dip in the tub every two weeks, you can buy flea prevention shampoos.

It is an inexpensive option that many pet owners choose to take.

However, these shampoos do not provide long lasting protection, so bath times will be something you will regularly need to do especially in the height of flea season.

For more tips or if you need veterinary treatment in Kersey, CO, contact Powell Veterinary Service at (970) 352-9164 today.

Do you have any tips that you try on your own that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below!