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Interactive Flea and Tick Prevention Map

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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Low Risk

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.

Medium Risk

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.

High Risk

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.