How can I protect my dogs and cats from fleas and other parasites?

How can I protect my dogs and cats from fleas and other parasites?

"I recommend that you treat each pet that you have, every month. If you only treat your dog, and your cat goes outside, your cat can bring fleas in and expose your dog." - Dr. Anndrea Hatcher, Olive Branch Park Veterinary Clinic

As the warm spring and summer months arrive, our pets begin spending more time outdoors, which can put them at risk for fleas and other harmful parasites. The good news is that there are things that pet owners can do to prevent these problems before they start.

Dr. Anndrea Hatcher of Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic shares some helpful pet tips on the latest Chat with the Experts show, explaining what vaccinations can keep your pet healthy for years to come.

Along with vaccination advice, Dr. Hatcher also shares tips for choosing an exotic pet, why it’s important to spay or neuter your dog or cat, and what to do if your pet has allergy problems. Listen in!

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Additional Resources:

What shots does my dog need?

Best tips for traveling with your dog

Angie’s List guide to veterinarians

About this Experts Contributor: Dr. Anndrea Hatcher is the owner of Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic, providing veterinary services in Indianapolis. Since 2011, Olive Branch has specialized in vaccinations, surgeries, dental cleanings, animal boarding, medication, pet supplies and more. You can follow this contributor on Twitter @OliveBranchVet.

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