Flea and Tick Season Is Upon Us!

April 23, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus


Flea and Tick Season Is Upon Us!

With flea and tick season on the horizon, don’t forget that the best defense is a good offense! Advances in parasite prevention options and a little knowledge can go a long way towards defeating these nasty little buggers. Don’t forget the following important aspects of protecting your pet:

  • Choose your weapons wisely: Use safe, effective, high quality preventative products. Some products work better than others. Don’t waste your money on something that isn’t going to work. Your vet can help you analyze your specific needs and pinpoint the best product for your pet.


  • Be punctual: Treat your pet every 30 days or as directed. Many products loose efficacy toward the end of the treatment cycle.


  • Bathe with caution: When using spot-on products, be sure to avoid bathing your pet 48 hours before AND after application.


  • Every pet, every month: All pets in the household should be treated with flea prevention. Should the rogue flea get into the house, even that old indoor kitty can become a virtual breeding ground for the little varmints. Be sure to consult with your vet before using spot treatments on your cat, though — some of them are canine only.


  • Don’t give up hope: If you have a bad infestation, things may look worse before it looks better. Continue utilizing the products recommended as instructed.


Ruff Haus Parasites Prevention Policy

We require that all daycare dogs be on a parasite prevention program prescribed by a licensed veterinarian, either monthly or seasonally (May-November). Please speak to your vet about which treatment is best for your dog.

If at any time your pet is found to have fleas or ticks, we may provide appropriate flea or tick removal treatment at your additional expense, or we may terminate services until the problem is resolved so as not to transfer parasites to other clients.

We will be asking to see proof of treatment beginning May 1st, however please feel free to update your pets information sooner if their treatment has already started. You may be refused daycare services if we do not receive this information. Thank you for your co-operation in helping to keep our facility safe and healthy!


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