Being in isolation doesn’t mean your dog has to miss out on their daily walk

Walking your pet is an essential activity, not only for your dog but for your mental well-being too.

And who doesn’t want to get out of the house?!

For many dogs, a walk is the most exciting thing that will happen in their whole entire day, the thought of sniffing every pole and blade of grass and meeting lots of new dogs and people in the neighbourhood.

But before you pound the pavement consider what lurks beyond your yard.

Your dog is not the only dog to leave the yard today and those other dogs may be carrying fleas or ticks.

Dogs can pick up fleas or ticks from a quick walk, playing in the dog park, at the beach or even in the backyard. By the time you see adult fleas on your dog there are likely already flea eggs, larvae and pupae established in your home and garden.

Ticks are parasites from the arachnid (eight-legged) family that once attached to your pet, begin to feed by burying their mouthparts under your pet’s skin and sucking blood back into their bodies.

Unfed ticks are tiny and can be various shades of black, brown, red or tan. After attachment and feeding, they swell to the size of a pea and start producing a potent toxin that affects the pet’s central nervous system and causes progressive paralysis and possibly death. Not all ticks cause paralysis (only the paralysis tick)

Fleas and ticks can have many adverse health effects on dogs (and cats) including anemia from blood loss, allergic reactions and skin irritation.

So, before you consider pounding the pavement, grab yourself an all in one treatment to ensure your dog is protected against nasty, unwanted fleas & ticks.

NexGard Spectra is the most complete protection available in one handy chew to keep your dog safe from Fleas, Ticks, Heart Worm, Intestinal Worms & Mites.

DID YOU KNOW

  • A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day, which can be up to 5,000 in her lifetime.
  • Fleas can cause anemia in your pet. Because fleas live on the animal and eat blood to survive.
  • The flea can jump as high as 1.2 metres.
  • Paralysis ticks are external parasites that suck the blood from their host animal. It’s the tick’s salivary glands that produce the toxin, which affects the host’s nervous system.

Speak to your local Just For Pets independent store if you have any questions.

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