Fleas suck and ticks bite. None of us want to find fleas or ticks on our pets. Bugs are no fun! Both fleas and ticks feed on the blood of dogs and cats. Last month, we talked about the importance of flea prevention for dogs and the various diseases the tiny parasites can pass along. Definitely not something you or your pet wants to deal with.
By keeping your pets protected with a reliable flea and tick prevention, you are doing them a huge favor. Luckily, flea and tick prevention has never been easier with Seresto®. Seresto is a flea and tick collar that provides your pet with 8 long months of protection against fleas and ticks. No need to remember monthly applications. Just put the Seresto collar on your dog or cat and it does all the work.
Flea and Tick Prevention Protects Your Pet From Disease
Fleas and ticks can make your pet sick. Fleas can transmit harmful organisms like tapeworms and Bartonellosis, as well as cause diseases such as anemia and Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD).
Ticks are similar to fleas in that they also take blood meals from mammals. The mouth parts of a tick act like a tiny harpoon, ready to anchor in the skin of a cat or dog to feed. This is when harmful organisms can enter the bloodstream of the pet from the tick and cause some real problems. However, if ticks are repelled in the first place, they cannot attach to a pet and make them sick.
Prevention is Key
|Flat Callie and Shiner think 8 months of flea and tick protection is awesome!|
We have quite a bit of fleas where I live. Fortunately, there are not too many ticks but I have found a few on Shiner over the past few years. I have to be vigilant with protecting Shiner against fleas. If they bite her, she gets extremely itchy and uncomfortable.
I do check her after we go on walks outside, to make sure. On top of checking my dog regularly for fleas and ticks, I use a preventative to keep her tick and flea free.
The Seresto collar is easy, effective, non-greasy flea and tick prevention for both dogs and cats that lasts up to 8 months. Here are a few facts about Seresto:
- Easy to apply.
- No need to remember monthly applications.
- Non-greasy, odorless, and convenient.
- Kills and repels fleas.
- Kills and repels ticks.
- Water-resistant. (No need to remove the collar before bathing or swimming.)
- Available in three sizes - large dog, small dog, or cat.
One of my favorite sayings as a former Veterinary Technician has always been "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Prevention is key to keeping your pets healthy, and Seresto can help make achieving that goal easy. Say goodbye to fleas and ticks for 8 months! You can stay up to date with Seresto on Twitter.