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Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs and Cats

Fleas and ticks and can cause discomfort and irritation for pets. Use these tips to keep your pets happy and healthy by preventing infestation and providing treatment if they do have fleas and ticks. Learn how you can save on vet bills and insure your pet with the discounted Union Plus Pet Insurance program.


Few pests are more irritating to our furry friends than fleas and ticks. Not only do these insects cause discomfort for our cats and dogs, but they can also cause a wide range of health problems. The best cure for fleas and ticks is prevention. Methods for preventing fleas and ticks include reducing exposure to environments fleas and ticks are known to thrive in, good pet hygiene, and preventative medications or treatments.

Flea and Tick Prevention Tips

Follow these flea and tick prevention steps to reduce the risk of your pet becoming infested:

  • Regularly inspect your pet’s coat for fleas
  • Comb pets regularly with a flea comb
  • Wash all bedding once a week
  • Keep your home clean and vacuum carpets frequently
  • Use flea prevention products after consulting with your pet care professional
Flea and Tick Treatments

Luckily, there are also various types of safe flea and tick prevention products available. These come in different forms that can reduce the risk of infection and include:

  • Shampoos
  • Collars
  • Sprays
  • Oral medication in the form of pills or chews
  • Ointments
  • Topical insecticides

There are also sprays that can be used on bedding, carpet and around the house. Talk to your veterinarian to identify the best products for your pet and home.

So next time you are out adventuring with your furry family members, don’t get “ticked” off. With a little prevention, the right treatments, and a sharp eye fleas and ticks won’t stand a chance when it comes to your fur baby. Pet insurance can also help keep your pup or kitty flea and tick free with optional routine care coverage. Learn more about the discounted Union Plus Pet Insurance program to find the right plan for you and your pet!

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