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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Some dogs taste good to fleas and ticks. The parasites stay on the skin of dogs and can cause irritation and infection. These parasites can transmit diseases to our pets. Fleas and ticks are a nuisance which is easier to prevent than treat.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?

Fleas can sometimes be seen scurrying around through the fur of our dogs. The leave behind their poop which looks like black pepper on the skin. Ticks can sometimes be felt around the head and neck and seem to be stuck on the skin. They can be as large as a sesame seed.

How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?

Preventing fleas and ticks is done with either oral products which the dogs eat and this kills the fleas and ticks, or topical products that are placed on the skin.

What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?

We have medications which dogs eat and these kill fleas and ticks and we have products applied to the skin which kills fleas and ticks. Both are very effective at treating fleas and ticks on dogs.

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