The false start we had a couple weeks ago was nice, but for any of us who have spent time in the Midwest, we knew that the reality was that there was going to be some cold weather left. Now, however, maybe the warm weather is here to stay. But with the warm weather, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are also back, intent on making our pets’ lives, and ours, very uncomfortable … as well as bringing serious health risks.
Although we recommend that you use flea and tick preventative and heartworm medication the year ’round, we recognize that budgetary considerations are such that many of you take a break from these over the winter months. Well, as far as the little pests and disease spreaders are concerned, winter’s over.
And we also want to remind you that your pets should be vaccinated for lyme disease, carried by ticks, and leptospirosis, which is transmitted from backyard rodents, squirrels, bunnies and the like, and which can also be a threat to humans through your pets (see our archived blog from December 4, 2013). For more information, call us or better yet, schedule an appointment for these vaccinations for your pets.