With spring in the air, your canine friend will be keen to adventure outdoors and enjoy some fun in the sun. Our feline friends will be just as eager, after being holed up inside during the wet and cold winter months. A prowl around their neighbourhood will be long overdue.
Remember, springtime is also the time when ticks are at their most active and they will be lurking in the abundance of vegetation and grasses, which have come to life in the spring sun, just waiting to feed on your pet!
Wildlife that has been safely tucked away keeping warm and safe over the winter months will also be out in force, foraging for food and setting up home. Birds and small mammals, such as rodents and hedgehogs, can all be living in places infested with ticks, which your feline friend could pick up if they come in contact with them while hunting!
It’s important to remember that ticks don’t just cause discomfort and irritation. They can also pass on nasty infections to your pet as they feed, for example, Lyme disease, which is a bacterial infection and Babesia canis, which is a parasite carried in the blood that affects dogs. These can both have serious health repercussions for our pets and, if not treated promptly, babesiosis can even be fatal.
So, make sure you help protect your cats and dogs from ticks by regularly applying FRONTLINE® Spot On or FRONTLINE® Plus this spring, so that they can enjoy spending time outdoors without the worry of ticks.
Remember to always check your pet after each adventure for any ticks and carefully remove any you find using a suitable tick remover tool.