(NC) With warmer weather comes the risk of ticks, which can affect everyone in the family, including your pet.

As a dog owner, you want the best for your four-legged friend. An important part of their care is protection against fleas and ticks, but are you armed with the knowledge you need to protect them?

Fleas and ticks are more than just uncomfortable annoyances. They can lead to serious discomfort and diseases, such as tapeworm or Lyme disease, which can be dangerous for both your dog and your family.

Although peak flea and tick season starts in the summer, fleas can survive indoors during the winter and ticks thrive in cooler temperatures, so it’s important to continue to protect your dog year-round.

There are multiple options available to help prevent and control fleas and ticks depending on your needs. It doesn’t have to be an unpleasant or difficult experience for you or your dog either. For example, you can choose a once-a-month chewable flavoured to taste like a treat, so it’s fun to give to your dog. The once-a-month chewable ensures your pup is flea- and tick-free throughout the year.

Talk to your veterinarian about flea and tick treatments that will keep your pet and your whole family healthy, happy and safe all year long.

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