Spring is here — and so are the bugs for your dog

 

Spring is finally here, and depending on where you live, the days are probably getting longer and warmer. But nothing positive comes without some negative; Spring also brings bugs. For dogs, this means parasites like fleas and ticks.itchy-dog-LOLren-flickr

Warm weather also bring mosquitos, which are carriers of heartworms. These icky critters are ready to prey upon our beloved companions. Most of us are horrified by the idea of any kinds of bugs on our dogs. These three types of tiny vampires are downright nasty insects that pose health risks. It doesn’t help that they are quite annoying to humans too. Fortunately, modern science has made it much easier to control these pests today than 20 years ago.

The key to flea, tick and heartworm control is prevention, and it is helpful if you understand the enemy. Learn all about fleas on dogs and get a jump on these nasty little jumpers. Read about ticks and your dog to find out about these disease-carrying bloodsuckers. Most importantly, educate yourself about heartworm disease and prevention. Heartworms can kill your dog!

Source:  http://dogs.about.com/b/2014/03/24/bugs-and-your-dog-2.htm