We love our little Yorkie. We adopted him about 3 years ago and he has definitely become an important part of our daily life. There are some things that automatically come with being a pet owner. We are responsible for his food, water, safety and overall health. He can tell us when he is happy and content just by the way his ears perk up. But there is one thing we are responsible for that he can’t really tell us about. Keeping him protected from fleas and ticks is something that is important for our family. Here are 3 reasons Flea & Tick Prevention is Important.
3 Reasons Flea & Tick Prevention is Important
Prevention is cheaper than Treating
I tend to be kind of cheap sometimes. I hate spending the big bucks every month on flea protection. But I also don’t want to have fleas get a free ride into my house on the back of my dog. It’s much cheaper to keep the ticks and fleas off my dog in the first place rather than have to treat my entire house and furnishings.
I received the Seresto collar that repels fleas and ticks up to 8 months! I’ve been using it for a month now and have not noticed any fleas or ticks on my dog’s hair or skin! You can even get a $20 rebate here!
My Kids are too important to risk flea and tick bites!
I am not one of those Moms who allow the pets to sleep with the kids. But my kids love their dog! They really feel like this bundle of fur is part of the family. Since I know they are going to pick up our dog, cuddle and love on our little Yorkie, it is important to keep him protected. Though fleas can’t live on the kids, fleas and ticks can bite and cause the kids skin irritations and issues. I am vigilant about keeping our dog free from ticks and fleas because I can appreciate the benefits of my kids loving on our dog!
My dog deserves to be healthy
I know that dogs can’t communicate as easily as my children. But it’s easy to tell when he doesn’t feel good. I’ve seen when he gets irritated by a flea. He scratches, bites and works hard to get rid of that pesky little bug. Keeping him protected from fleas and ticks is one small thing I can do for him that just makes his life easier and more enjoyable.
How does flea & tick prevention work?
There are many different products that claim to keep fleas and ticks off our pets. I have been using the Seresto collar for small dogs but was curious to see how it is working. I love the ease of just putting on a simple collar and not having to make him swallow a pill or try to apply a topical ointment.
Do you think it is important to protect your dog from fleas and ticks? What type product do you use? Have you ever tried Seresto? I’d love to hear why flea and tick protection is important for you and your pet.
— Hobbiesonabudget (@Hobbiesbudget) July 8, 2014
This post is sponsored by Bayer / Seresto and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Seresto product, but Hobbies on a Budget only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bayer / Seresto is not responsible for the content of this article.
Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she’s not blogging, she’s probably out enjoying life so she’ll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!