Ticked OFF!

TICKS = YUCK Most people feel this way about ticks, they don’t like them and they don’t want to talk about them. Thanks to Mother Nature ticks are here to stay and we all need to know how to live with ( without ) them.

The most important thing to know about ticks is that they survive and can bite during the winter months! Many people think that winter will kill off ticks. While they are less active when the temperatures are below 35, they recover quickly and look for blood meals when the temps go up even a little. Ticks will use ground leaf cover to insulate themselves from the cold temperatures and because of that they are ready to roll when an animal walks by.

The second most important thing to know about ticks is to use prevention all year-round! Here at Victor Vet Care we use Bravecto as a very effective flea and tick prevention. Just one chewable tablet kills fleas and ticks for 3 months. We also have the Seresto flea and tick collars. For dogs that don’t mind wearing a snug collar it does a great job at killing fleas and ticks for 8 months.

Don’t be fooled by the topical knock off brands, call us today for your prescription strength medication. 585-398-7373