We are in full blown summer here in The Sunshine State, and you know what that means: flea and tick season!
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Well, flea and tick "season" is a relative term - for those of us in the south, fleas and ticks are a year round risk! Florida is bug central: biting flies, ants, roaches, slugs, spiders, scorpions, mosquitos, ticks, fleas... you name it, and we have it, especially in the summer. The warmer months can be quite miserable, for pets and people alike!
I have to be incredibly diligent about flea and tick prevention, especially with Nola. She has pretty severe flea allergies, and without frequent prevention, she is constantly itching and biting herself, to the point of scabs and hair loss. I vividly remember freaking out to my vet over it when Nola was around six months old, convinced she had some skin abnormality. It was a relief to hear my vet explain that it was just a flea allergy...ah, newbie pet owner days! It only takes one flea bite to send her into a fit of misery, as I'm sure any owner of a flea-allegric dog will empathize with. It's no fun to see your dog so uncomfortable.
Even if your dog isn't allergic, it is so important to protect your dogs from pesky parasites. Fleas are the most common parasites, and pose a health risk to our furry friends. They have a long lifecycle, and can be incredibly difficult to get ride of. However, pet parents often have very busy lives and can forget to give their pup flea and tick prevention every month. Enter BRAVECTO®(Fluralaner). Bravecto is a tasty chewable tablet that protects against fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks*, in dogs 6 months of age and older. It is FDA approved, and is available through your veterinarian. For the busy or forgetful pet owner, 12 weeks of protection is nearly 3 times longer than a monthly treatment! Gone are the days of having to mark your calendar or set an alarm every month to give your pup his or her flea and tick prevention, and no more flea infestations because you were late in giving prevention. If you're a complete worrywart like I am, not having to give a drug to your pup each month helps ease the anxiety! *BRAVECTO is fast acting, and starts working at killing fleas within two hours, killing 100% of fleas within 12 hours. It kills fleas and prevents flea infestation, as well as kills ticks (black-legged tick, America dog tick, and brown dog ticks) for 12 weeks. It also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. To learn more about BRAVECTO, click here. If you're interested in trying BRAVECTO, you just need to take your pup to the vet, and he or she can prescribe it to you. Here's a handy link to My Pet Rewards for cash back options on BRAVECTO, and you can follow them on Facebook here.
- Dachshund Mommy
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