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We’ve talked a lot about flea and tick prevention this year. That’s because last year, we had to fight so hard to stay on top the issue with our dogs, that it’s something I feel very strongly about. Beside being a hassle, fleas and ticks can be a health hazard for your dog and for your family so prevention is the best. Because it’s chewable and effective for up to 12 weeks, we decided that BRAVECTO® (fluralaner) was an amazing option that dog owners should be talking to their vet about. While fleas have been a hot topic and stopping flea infestations has been a priority, we don’t want to forget that protection from ticks is just as important for our four-legged family members.
Ticks are gross – they’re big and ugly and sometimes if you don’t catch them right away they’re fat. Finding a tick on your dog can be icky! Fleas are a hassle but ticks, they can be scary and can make pets and people really sick in some cases. Even if you’re dog is a homebody and doesn’t spend tons of time outside running around, ticks can still happen. If you’re like me and have farm dogs, hunting dogs, or dogs that spend their day’s lounging outside there’s even a bigger chance for exposure. Even if it’s just a trip to the dog park to play, your dogs need tick protection that you, and they, can depend on.
Don’t think you have anything to worry about? Check out this tick identifier, select your state and see what kind of ticks are in your area and what diseases your dog might be exposed to. I’m in Washington State so there are four different types I need to worry about and not a single one is cute and fuzzy and makes me want to invite it over to hang out with the fam. Even if you don’t think you were out long enough to pick one up, or not in an area where you think ticks would hang out with their friends, examine your pet for ticks after an outing. You’ll want to part the dogs’ hair and ruff up his/her coat because they tend to hang out in places that make them harder to find. VDon’t forget ears and between the paw pads as these are some of the fave spots to wiggle into. If you find a tick and you’re not sure what to do, you can find some helpful information on how to check for and remove ticks at MyPet.com.
When in doubt, remember it is always a good idea to consult your veterinarian for advice on how to remove ticks from your dog. Also be sure to talk to your veterinarian to discuss which product is best for your pet and ask about BRAVECTO®, the convenient option that provides extended duration in a tasty oral chew, that lasts for up to 12 weeks*. It’s totally possible to enjoy the outdoors with your pet without worrying about all the little nuisances out there. Go to Bravecto.com for full prescribing information.
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