Prevent Ticks And Fleas
Autumn is the time to prepare your pets for the winter season. Although fleas and ticks are mostly found right through the year in Australia, there are particular challenges that need to be met during autumn.
Even though autumn is cooler, household warmth can keep undetectable flea’s larvae and pupae alive for several months. It is therefore important to use preventive treatments.
There are lots of monthly flea preventives that come in both topical and oral form. Tablets and spot-on treatments can prevent not only fleas but also heartworm disease and intestinal worms in pets.
To prevent fleas from affecting your pets, it is important to wash beds, carpets and other areas where the pet goes. Each and every pet in the house should be given flea preventive treatment so that they are free from any irritation caused by these nasty pests.
You can try Nexgard Chewables which are available at the Parkes Pet Barn. Some ticks go into feeding period of hibernation in autumn, but adult stage deer ticks are at their peak in autumn. In fact, they can cause Lyme disease in pets. The most prevalent tick is the brown dog tick that is found in the Northern Territory. This tick has the ability to utilise three hosts to complete its lifecycle. It requires a blood meal before reaching the next level. Each female brown dog tick can lay around 4,000 eggs. There are different sprays and spot-on treatments for ticks.
If you find fleas and ticks on your pets, talk to Sean at the Parkes Pet Barn or consult a veterinarian about the best possible preventive treatment for fleas and ticks on your pets.
(additional source: www.vetsupply.com.au)