A Brave New World in Flea and Tick Prevention

Sept_iStock_000002937031_MediumThere are many concerns for our pets that lurk outside of our doors. Among them are fleas and ticks –  two of the top causes for disease in our dogs and cats.

Fleas are not only annoying, but they are the top cause of skin disease in our pets. They can also transmit blood parasites and even tapeworms. Ticks, besides being nasty, transmit a host of blood borne pathogens such as Lyme disease.

Thankfully, every-day veterinary medicine is becoming better and better at preventing the transmission of these diseases and stopping fleas and ticks in their tracks. Continue…