Dr. Gary Richter featured in the following Better Homes & Gardens article.
How to Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks to Keep Your Pet Healthy
Vets offer their best advice for keeping your four-legged friend pest-free.
By Karen Asp
The warmer weather and longer days mean that it’s finally springtime. Everyone’s excited to enjoy the gorgeous weather, but your pup will need some protection from fleas and ticks before they join you on your adventures. Yes, the critters will be out and about for the next few months, but that doesn’t mean your furry friend has to be itchy and uncomfortable all season long. There are a few simple steps you can take to protect your dog against these unwanted visitors. Here, veterinarians offer their best advice on how to handle flea and tick season. Plus, all of these tips are affordable and effective, so you and your pet will be happy.
If you’re worried about chemicals, less is more, and you can use these products on an as-needed basis. — Dr. Gary Richter, D.V.M.