Fleas and ticks love warmer weather, so they come out in droves in the spring and summer. Don’t dismiss the problems these pests cause when they infest your pets: Fleas can cause anemia and trigger allergies, and one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous diseases.

Prevention medications are the best way to keep fleas and ticks away from your pets. The right medication options for your pets will depend on their habits, like how often they’re outside. If you’re not sure which preventative medications are best for your pets, call Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic at (503) 648-4117 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian.