September 24, 2015
Late summer and fall is prime time for fleas. As the weather cools and the rains come, the flea population will explode. This time of year is always the worst time for flea infestations in dogs and cats. Be sure to check your pet regularly and /or use a monthly flea treatment. Advantage, Frontline, Nexguard, and Trifexis are all good options. Flea and tick products should be used until the end of November. One or two frosts do not stop flea activity. Nice, “Indian Summer” days in November often leads to loads of fleas!
Mosquito activity tends to be very high this time of year also. Be sure your dog or outdoor cat is receiving their monthly heartworm preventative. Heartguard Plus, Interceptor, Sentinel and Trifexis are good options for dogs. Revolution is a good product for cats. If you have any questions, you can call us at
Brewer Animal Hospital, 217-787-9730.