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5 Tips for Keeping Your Cat Safe From Ticks and Fleas this Summer


Ticks and fleas are a scourge on the world and are terrible for our feline friends. Because cats are so good at hiding when they feel sick, ticks and fleas can be hard to detect, making them even more dangerous.


But don't worry! Just because your cat is small doesn't mean it can't fight back. Here are five tips for keeping your cat safe from ticks and fleas this summer:


Check your cat for ticks and fleas regularly.

Ticks and fleas are small, so they can be hard to find. But if you check your cat often and thoroughly, you'll have a much better chance of seeing these tiny pests before they have a chance to spread. The best way to do this is by combing your pet's fur with fine-toothed combs or brushes every couple of days during the warmer months.


However, please don't pull out any ticks you find, as they can leave the head inside your cat's skin. Instead, use tweezers to remove them from your pet's fur carefully.


Use flea and tick treatments.

The EPA warns that if pets are exposed to large quantities of tick-and-flea repellents, they can suffer from seizures and even death. But that doesn't indicate that flea and tick treatments are generally fatal to cats. You have to know how much is too much.


But if you're worried about your pet coming into contact with these products, it's best to talk to your veterinarian about what treatments are safe for your cat.

Keep your yard free of tall grasses.

Ticks and fleas are more likely to be active in the summer, so you should keep your yard free of tall grasses to protect your cat from these pests.


The longer grasses grow, the more space ticks and fleas have to live and breed. Keeping your yard trimmed will help reduce their population, so they don't attack your cat when she's outside playing or lounging around on warm days.


Use flea sprays on your cat's bedding.

Cats are susceptible to the environment around them, including the weather. They don't like being cold or hot, so it's essential to keep them comfortable as much as possible.


In order to do this, you have to ensure that your cat has a clean bedding area where they can take naps throughout the day. Any bugs in the bedding area might bite your cat while sleeping and cause irritation or even infection if left untreated. 


That's why it's important to use flea spray on your cat's bedding before putting them down for a nap during these hot summer days!


Take your cat to the vet for regular checkups.

Keeping your cat safe from ticks and fleas this summer is a breeze with regular checkups at the vet.


Your cat is your best friend, so keeping them healthy and happy is essential. The most important thing you can do to keep your cat safe from ticks and fleas is to take them to the vet for regular checkups. 


This will help ensure they're getting the right amount of food and water, as well as their vaccines, are up-to-date. This way, any health issues can be identified before they become serious!


Let’s Prep Your Pup this Summer!

When it comes to your pets, there's nothing more important than making sure they're safe from all fleas and ticks.


At Life of Riley Rockville, we know what it takes to keep your dog healthy, happy, and feeling confident about their abilities. We are a group of experienced dog trainers who use only the most modern and effective methods to help dogs overcome their anxieties. Whether you need one-on-one training, group classes, or boarding services for your dog—we've got you covered!

If you're interested in learning more about how we can help your dog overcome their anxiety, please contact us today. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on the path to a happier and healthier life for your dog.


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