Protecting your loving pets from flees, ticks, and heart worms should be part of your pet health program. If not treated, these parasites could bring potentially harmful diseases.
Many thinks flees only create itching and scratching. But they cause more harm than that including diseases such as tapeworms, skin infections that are known as Flea Allergy Dermatitis and in severe cases even Anemia.
Ticks are more dangerous to dogs than any other pets. They can transfer diseases including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Hepatozoonosis, and Babesiosis. Any flea and tick control program will help you to stop these before even getting a foothold on your pet.
Another disease that affects dogs is heart worm disease. This more common disease can be prevented by a year-round treatment program for your dog. Mosquitos along with coyotes are known to carry the worms and the disease. Since the disease is transmitted through blood, mosquito bites are more dangerous for your pets. The disease could affect adult dogs due to artery damage it could cause. Since the most common treatment containing an arsenic agent, cost more to treat and takes longer time, stopping this disease at an initial stage is more important.