It’s beginning to be that time of year again where the weather is warmer and the sun is out (sometimes!)… oh and those pesky parasites too! Be sure to keep your pets parasite free this year with a parasite prevention medication form Jet City Animal Clinic.
It is much easier to prevent an infestation then to have to get rid of one once it’s begun. In Seattle we tend to see fleas and occasionally ticks if you are out camping and hiking with your furry family member. Because we have such a temperate climate here in Seattle, we tend to see them year round unfortunately.
If you are traveling with your pet outside of the Pacific Northwest there are other parasites that can be even more harmful. If you are planning on traveling to other parts of the country be sure to ask your vet about a Heartworm preventative as it can be a deadly parasite if not caught early.
Pets and Parasites is a webpage which has a lot of helpful information and an interactive map that helps you find out what parasites are found where in the country.