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Article posted at www.AcmeCanine.com by Dr. Daniel A. Lynn, DVM, from the Plain City Animal Hospital
Is it spring yet? With the crazy mixed-
Ticks will begin to show up soon in the weeds and tall grasses all around our great
state. While Lyme disease is not a huge issue here in Ohio, we did have 48 cases
of it reported last year alone. The best way to prevent the spread of any tick-
Fleas are another parasite that we all wish we never had to deal with. Unfortunately, fleas live just about anywhere. They love to hide in the dark crevasses of your home or your dog’s kennel area. One adult female flea on your pet can lay over 50 eggs a day! This is the beginning of a maddening cycle. No matter how many times you wash your dog or how clean your house is, the fleas have a way of hanging on. The best way to prevent fleas is to begin to use a flea control product before they are a problem. This type of preventative comes in many different varieties, such as topical applications and oral pills. Each product controls fleas in a different way, so it is important to talk to your veterinarian about what type of product is best for you, your family, and your hairy friend! Once you have a flea infestation it will take a lot of work to get the problem under control, but it can be done. It is definitely better to prevent than to treat.
Mosquitos make us all crazy and send many of us running for the shelter of our homes
on warm summer nights. They are just as bad for our four-
Fleas, ticks and mosquitos…we have your number!