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Pest-Free Pets in the Summer

All pet owners should learn about the common pests and parasites that are attracted to household pets. Dogs and cats are especially susceptible to an infection by these pests. Their hairy bodies make warm and friendly homes for many fleas, ticks and other parasites. These pests may latch onto their fur or jump down from trees when the animals are outdoors. There is no single method for avoiding pests in the summer, but there are steps you can take to keep them pest-free. 

Certain pests carry diseases, and they can make the animal sick. This situation may require a trip to the veterinarian, which is not cheap. It is less expensive to take the appropriate precautions in the early months of summer than it is to wait until the situation gets out of control. By that time, the dog or cat may be interacting with kids and spreading the illness. You may only notice the problem when the kids start sneezing or coughing in a disturbing way. By that time, the medical bills will certainly be piling up. It is better to prevent this situation from developing instead of scrambling for a solution after it is too late.

Checking the dogs and cats immediately after they come indoors can help, but you may also want to consider taking additional measures to deal with the situation. Professional assistance is beneficial for several reasons. Your pets will enjoy their health, and you will not have to spend so much time worrying about whether the animal is infected. The services of a qualified professional can help you to keep the pests from attaching themselves to the animal. This is the safest option for your pet, your family and your wallet.

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