The Fight Against Flea and Tick Infestation

Sixty-Two percent of households own pets. There are roughly 68 million dogs and 73 million cats in the U.S. alone. It’s no wonder that sometimes it can seem like an ongoing problem with flea and tick infestation. Everyone is at risk of flea and tick infestation and when preventive methods fail, it’s time to take the fight to a whole new level against these nasty parasites!

Oral Disease in Pets

Unfortunately, Oral Disease is the most common health problem in pets. Studies show that by the age of three, 75% of cats and 80% of dogs develop periodontal disease. If gums are swollen or bleeding, and if the teeth have a lot of tartar, you should consult your veterinarian. Oral Disease left untreated can cause abscesses, tooth decay, bone loss and infection. The bacteria can even enter the blood stream causing infection of the liver, heart valves and kidneys. Make sure you maintain regular brushing and dental cleaning by your veterinarian and periodontal disease can be slowed or stopped.

Treating Infestation

Here at Plush Paws, Inc, we are proud to join you in the fight against Flea and Tick Infestation! However, eliminating flea and tick infestation requires much more than treating your pet itself. Treating your yard, home and sometimes even your car can be the most effective way in eliminating infestation from all fronts! Treating your pet may not be sufficient because eggs and larvae can also be hiding in your bedding, furniture, carpet, cracks in your doors, floors and windows! The maturation process takes several months, so perseverance and thoroughness are key to eliminating fleas and ticks!

How to Brush Your Pet's Teeth

Start by letting your pet taste the veterinary toothpaste. Run your fingers along the gums of the upper teeth. Repeat the process with your pet’s toothbrush. Angle the toothbrush upward, so the bristles get under the gum line. Work from back to front making small circles along the gum line. This will help prevent periodontal disease.