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How to Protect Your Pet from Summer Pests Part 2

There are many summer pests that can harm your furry friend.

There’s no better season to play outside with your pup than the summer, but there are plenty of things that can harm your furry friend during the year’s hottest months. In addition to knowing how to protect your dog from heat stroke, it’s also important to protect your dog against insects that could sting or bite him or her. In our last blog, our veterinary clinic in North Merrick went over a couple of the most common pests and how to protect your pet from them. The following is a list of a couple more pests to protect your pet from this summer:

Fleas

Fleas tend to run rampant in the summer, and they love feasting on cats and dogs. Not only can fleas cause painful and itchy skin irritations, they can also give your pet tapeworm. Additionally, once fleas are in your home, it’s not easy to get rid of them, so prevention is key when it comes to fleas. There are many options out there for preventing fleas, including collars, medications, ointments, sprays and shampoos, so find the one that works best for your furry companion.

Wasps and Bees

Just as a sting from a wasp or a bee can be painful for you, it can also be painful for your pet. Apart from getting rid of any wasp nests around your home, there isn’t much you can do to prevent wasp and bee stings. However, it is important to watch your pet carefully when these insects are around, as they can cause potentially fatal respiratory stress and allergic reactions.

We have just a couple more pests to go over with you, so please stay tuned for our next blog!

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