There are lots of common misconceptions out there regarding flea and tick control. Find out the truth about parasite prevention from our Chief of Staff, Dr. Anna Portnoy, below.
Myth 1: I don’t need to put flea and tick preventative on my pets during the winter.
This used to be true. New England has warm winters now, with days that can reach above 60 degrees. Fleas and ticks not only can thrive during the winter outside, but can also come indoors. We see flea infestations and ticks about 12 months per year.
Myth 2: My cat doesn’t go out, so preventatives are not needed.
This is not true. You and other family members can bring fleas and ticks into your house if they are not already there, so prevention is always needed.
Myth 3: I don’t need flea and tick preventatives because I have a fenced-in yard.
While I wish this was true, it is not. Fleas and ticks can get just about anywhere outside, and anywhere inside by traveling on other animals.
The best way to prevent tick-borne diseases and flea infestations is by using monthly flea and tick preventatives throughout the year. Give us a call at (401) 433-2070 or stop by today to get your pets protected. We offer oral chews, collars and topical treatments.