Watch Out for Fleas, Ticks and Other Bugs on Your Pets This Summer

Another summer pet safety issue is the presence of fleas, ticks, mosquitos and other summer insects.

Not only can bugs carry diseases, but the ways people try to ward them off can also cause problems for your outdoor pet’s health.

Fertilizers and pesticides may help keep a lawn looking great, but they can be very dangerous for your pet.

Be sure to check to make sure the products you are using are safe for your four-legged friends before treating your yard.

And if you have a professional company treating your yard for mosquitos, make sure your pets are in the house and the windows are closed before the exterminator gets there.

In the areas where your pets play, it’s better to keep the grass cut short to reduce the presence of fleas, ticks and other insects.

Also, keep an eye out for fertilizer warnings on neighbors’ lawns when walking your dog.

Talk to your veterinarian about the best ways to protect your pet from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other insects that are more prevalent during the summer months.

Courtesy: Lee County Humane Society

http://www.leecountyhumane.org/

(334) 821-3222

Categories: Alabama News