Ticks and Fleas: Spring Pest Survival Guide

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Pet health problems large and small come from fleas and ticks. Although the active season doesn't begin until April, it's important to take preventative measures year-round to keep your pets out of harm's way. Here at Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison, our veterinary professionals can help you and your pet if you think they may be suffering due to ticks or fleas. Prevention is key, so here are some of the best ways to keep ticks and fleas away from your furry friends.

Use tick and flea control products.

Every month, your pet should receive a dose of medicine intended to prevent ticks and fleas. Many of these products are very tasty and should be given with food to prevent an upset stomach. Our veterinary professionals at Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison, will be more than happy to help you choose a tick and flea preventative for your pet.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]

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Avoid heavily wooded or grassy areas.

Fleas and ticks like to hide in tall grass. If you're out on a walk with your dog and she brushes against a tree or a few grass blades, pests may make their move right there. During the height of tick and flea season, keep your walks close to open areas like sidewalks.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="482"]

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Vacuum frequently.

Indoors, fleas will lay their eggs and hide out in the fibers of your carpet. It's important to vacuum frequently to keep them at bay. Make sure to vacuum every corner. Fleas tend to concentrate in lower traffic areas around the walls and corners.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="460"]

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Keep your yard tidy.

An overgrown yard full of weeds and tall grass is a habitat that pests love. Trim your grass, pull the weeds, cut back the bushes, and you'll keep those fleas and ticks out! If your yard is already full of fleas or ticks, it may be necessary to treat it with pesticide. Make sure to keep your pet away from any toxic chemicals.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="320"]

Source[/caption]If your pet is in need of preventative medication for ticks and fleas, please reach out to us at Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison. Schedule your appointment today!

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