Double Whammy: The Negative Effects of Fleas and Ticks

iStock_000047785894_Large (2)Nature’s clock wakes up persistent parasites every spring, and the blood-sucking population multiplies non-stop throughout the warm summer months. However, the fast-approaching autumnal equinox is not the insurance your pet needs to avoid the fate of a parasite’s blood meal. Fleas and ticks can lie dormant throughout the winter, wake up after the last frost, and wreak havoc on a myriad of mammalia.

No matter the season, your pet is always at risk for parasites. Let’s discuss the basic (not to mention disconcerting) truths about fleas and ticks. Continue…