Did you know that although flea and tick risk is lower during colder months, you should continue to serve your pet flea and tick preventatives all year long?

A common misconception among many pet owners is that because it’s cold outside, fleas and ticks can’t survive. However, the change in temperature means these pests are eager to find ways to stay warm, such as burrowing in your pet’s fur and your home.

No matter the season, fleas tend to lay eggs and larvae in carpets, furniture, garages, porches, and more. And, while you may vacuum and clean your home frequently, these pests can also manifest from other social interactions your pet may have, such as kennels, daycares, dog parks, and grooming facilities.

So, while the risk may be lower in the winter, without maintaining a preventative schedule, you’re gambling with your pet’s risk of infection.

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