Watch out! Fleas and ticks multiply during the summer

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These ectoparasites can cause damage to the health of pets and people.

During the summer season, the increase in temperature brings with it the spread of ectoparasites, including fleas and ticks, which can cause serious health problems for dogs and their owners.

Therefore, Luis Alfredo Chavez, a veterinarian at Fipronex G5, seeks to raise awareness among owners about the best care for their pets.

“The most active time of fleas and ticks coincides with summer, since the increase in temperature reactivates your metabolism, and it is much easier to increase the risk that these ectoparasites infest the dog in the same places where walk often. That is why it is important that after going for a walk, the pet’s coat is checked,” said the specialist.

A good option against this problem is the use of pipettes, because, when applied to the skin, they act against fleas and ticks, eliminating them and preventing them from biting the dog, because in the case of the pipette mentioned above, it provides a repellent action against to ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies, and others.

“The pipettes should be placed regularly every 30 days, although it depends on many factors, among which we could mention the frequency of baths and a correct application to ensure their effectiveness,” explains the veterinarian.

The fleas and ticks are carriers of many viruses, bacteria, and other parasites, which, when contracted by animals, increases the risk of weight loss, anemia, and allergic dermatitis, among others, and in some cases can cause death.

Some of the diseases transmitted by ectoparasites can be zoonotic; that is, they can be transmitted to humans, which is why the health of our four-legged friends is directly related to the health of the family.

For all these reasons, prevention is important, and above all, ensure the welfare of dogs and cats with monthly controls for the control of fleas and ticks, along with an internal deworming every three months.