Bug Bite Beware: Protect Your Pets from Outdoor Pests | Onalaska Animal Hospital

Bug Bite Beware: Protect Your Pets from Outdoor Pests | Onalaska Animal Hospital

Bug Bite Beware: Protect Your Pets from Outdoor Pests

As spring beckons pet owners and their furry companions outside with warmer weather, it's critical to recognize the increased dangers of parasites and insect bites. These tiny pests, which can range from bothersome ticks to buzzing mosquitoes, can seriously jeopardize the health and welfare of our animal friends.

Our goal at Onalaska Animal Hospital is to support you in protecting your pets from these outdoor dangers. Here are some crucial pointers and safety precautions to make sure your pets are safe this spring and summer when they go on outdoor adventures.

Guidance on Preventive Measures:

  • Tick and Flea Prevention:  Besides being bothersome, ticks and fleas can infect pets with dangerous diseases. Use oral drugs that repel and destroy these parasites or topical treatments approved by your veterinarian to make sure your pets are safe. Preventing infestations also requires regular brushing and checking your pets for ticks after outdoor adventures.
  • Mosquito Control: Pets who contract heartworm disease run the risk of dying from the disease. During the hours of dawn and dusk, when mosquito activity is at its highest, keep your pets inside. Additionally, remove any standing water sources where mosquitoes can breed, and consider applying repellents designed especially for pets.
  • Parasite Vaccinations: For the general health of your pet, vaccinations against parasites like leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and heartworm are imperative. Plan routine veterinary check-ups to make sure your pets have received all the vaccinations they need, and talk to the veterinarian about any additional preventive measures they might advise for your particular lifestyle and location.

Don't let outdoor pests ruin your pets' springtime adventures! Take proactive steps to protect your furry friends from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and other parasites. Schedule a wellness check-up at Onalaska Animal Hospital today by calling (608) 668-6777 to ensure your pets are prepared for a safe and enjoyable outdoor season.