By Eric Fischer
With warmer temperatures and snow melting, pet owners are reminded that as spring approaches fleas and ticks will soon be back. Pet owners should also be on alert for mosquitos which can act as carriers of potentially deadly heartworms. Dr. Jordan Kobilca from Door County Veterinary Hospital recommends that pets should be on heartworm prevention year round and that flea and tick prevention should go until the first snowfall of the winter.
Kobilca adds that veterinary prescriptions are safer for pets and tend to work better than over the counter products. Common signs of flea and tick presence on your pet include excessive scratching, licking or biting at skin, hair loss, scabs and hot spots, and/or pale gums.