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Fleas and Ticks: Top Tips for a Pest-Free Summer

As a pet parent, you always want your pet to feel their best, no matter the season. Especially as we head into flea and tick season, it’s important to take proactive steps now so your pet stays pest-free all year long. 

From skin irritation to diseases, fleas and ticks can cause a variety of health issues. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stay on top of your pet’s pest prevention so they enjoy life by your side. Here are some of the top ways you can help protect your pet from fleas and ticks this summer.

Keep their skin & coat clean

An easy way to prevent fleas and ticks? Bathing them regularly. Make sure to use gentle, pet-friendly shampoo with pest prevention so their skin & coat stay flea and tick free and they avoid dry or itchy skin. Don’t forget to add our Skin & Coat Mix-In to their everyday meals for an extra boost of support!

Freshen up their living area

From toys to bedding, throwing your pet’s essentials in the washing machine is never a bad idea! By keeping everything clean, you can help prevent infestations.

Stock up on pest prevention

Now is the time to get pest collars, sprays, and spot-on treatments to help repel fleas and ticks. Make sure to consult with your vet first to find the best product for your pet.

Stay on top of yard work

By mowing the grass, removing debris, and trimming plants, you can help keep fleas and ticks away from your pet. To take it one step further, consider hiring a professional pest control service so every area is covered.

Check for pests regularly

Especially after your pet spends time outside, it’s important to check their skin and coat for pests and use a flea comb to remove any fleas and ticks you may find.

Schedule a visit to the vet

When in doubt, ask your vet what they recommend for your pet. They can provide more education on pest prevention and provide options that are suited to your pet’s specific needs.

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