No matter when flea and tick season begins in your area, you should always consult your veterinarian before starting a preventative treatment. Flea and tick products are usually recommended as early as 8 weeks of age. There are some products that are flea only, while others also include ticks. Products last anywhere from 24 hours to 3 months and can be oral or topical. All products are sold according to your dog or cat’s weight.
Choose your current season and U.S. state to find out your pet’s risk of flea and tick exposure.
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Typically, there is a low risk of flea and tick activity in your area during this season. However, if temperatures become unusually warm (above 50 degrees), then it’s a good idea to check in with your veterinarian
about whether a flea and tick preventative is needed for your pet.
There is a medium risk of flea and tick activity in your area. This is a good time to speak to your veterinarian
about starting your dog or cat on a flea and tick preventative, who can recommend the right products for your pet.
There is a high risk of flea and tick activity in your area. Keep your pet protected with regular flea and tick preventatives. Your veterinarian
can recommend the best products for your pet, as well as the amount and frequency of flea and tick treatments.
Reviewed by Dr. Lyndsey Kingsley. This tool does not provide medical advice.