In our previous post, Pet Pest: Fleas and Ticks, we shared the importance and ways to protect your pet from fleas and ticks. We also discussed senior pets susceptibility from these pesky fleas and ticks.
There are so many myths about fleas and ticks. As a pet parent, it is very important for you to know and understand these misconceptions.
3 Important Myths About Fleas and Ticks
1) Cold Weather Kills Fleas and Ticks
There will be a decrease of fleas and ticks presence during colder months. However …
a) Fleas thrive above 65 degrees in which they find homes as a perfect winter sanctuary.
b) Ticks find refuge too in warm locations and capable of surviving cold temperatures especially when they are able to find a host to feed from.
Fleas and Ticks prevention is essential throughout the year.
2) City Pets Don’t Get Fleas and Ticks
Many city pets travel and therefore import fleas and ticks back into the city. Ticks live in the ground, tips of grasses, shrubs and foliage. There are also wildlife in the city that bring fleas and ticks.
3) Indoor Cats Don’t Get Fleas and Ticks
Many cats are strictly indoors and do not need pn a preventive because they are not a risk. Yes, their risk is lower but pesky fleas and ticks can find a way to get into your home. Protect your indoor cats.
Safety Reminder: Read labels carefully to make sure you are using a product that is labeled for use in cats. Cats can become very ill and even die from an incorrect application of dog flea and tick treatment.
Every pet parent needs to be aware of these myths in order to maintain their pets’ good health and well being.
Seresto Collar: Protects Cats and Dogs from Fleas and Ticks for 8 months
Seresto Collar is a topical alternative and easy-to-use flea and tick control. It has a release technology which promises to deliver an eight month consistent protection.
For the past 4 weeks, Sugar is wearing a Seresto collar. The collar is light, soft and most importantly odorless. It does not have a greasy residue and completely water proof. Sugar went swimming and took a bath wearing the collar. With Seresto’s continuous release technology, it allows the collar to quickly replenish any medication that may have washed off during contact with water. However, it lessens the months of effectiveness from 8 to 5.
As a pet parent, I am pleased to learn and use Seresto Collar by Bayer to protect my senior dog Sugar from pesky fleas and ticks.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bayer/Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Seresto product but Golden Woofs only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bayer/Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.