Everything Else Pets

#NoBiteIsRight – Visit your vet to keep those pesky fleas and ticks away!

*This post is sponsored by No Bite is Right and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Summer Safety and Protecting Pets against fleas and ticks but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. The blogger is responsible for the contents and not the sponsors mentioned above.*

Spring is here and so is the warmer weather! This means our dogs will be going on more walks, hikes and runs. The warmer weather also means it’s flea and tick season. This is why we want to share the No Bite is Right™ campaign.

Ticks love milder weather, we see an increase in flea and tick bites during the spring and the fall.  With milder winters, like the one we just had, flea and tick seasons are extended longer than normal, so pet owners need to be more aware of proactive measures. 

As a dog owner, I do my very best to keep my dog active and healthy. One thing I always worry about this time of year is fleas and ticks. This is why I bring her to the vet every 6 months for a check-up and talk about our options for flea and tick prevention. I know a few people who don’t have time to take to their dog to the vets so they use an online vet instead. It’s the perfect solution if you lead a busy lifestyle but have a question about your pet’s behaviour/health so it may be worth visiting https://bestvetonline.com/ to learn more about this.

There are two different types of products to protect your pets from fleas and ticks, one is systemic products (taken orally, usually as a chewable treat) and non-systemic products.

The systemic products require the flea or tick to bite your pet (ouch). The systemic products run through your pets bloodstream which fleas and ticks have to keep feeding until it has ingested enough medication to be killed. This leaves your pet at risk of diseases transmitted through bite. 


Non-systemic products (applied to the surface of the pet’s skin), also known as “contact kill” treatment, do not require the pest to bite, rather, they work on contact. How this works is when the pest lands on your pet, it becomes uncoordinated, allowing time for the medication to kill the flea or tick. These products greatly reduce the ability of fleas and ticks to bite, attach and feed from your pet, thereby reducing the chance of disease transmission and causing an infestation.

You can learn more about these products on the No Bite Is Right website.

Did you know that as of 2016, ticks have been found in many parts of Canada?  Did you know that ticks can cause many diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Bartonellosis, Hepatozoonosis, and many more! This is pretty scary to think about as most of us pet owners consider our pets as part of the family. 

 Did you know that Fleas can live up to 100 days and can lay up to 50 eggs a day!  If we do the math for a minute, 1 flea x 50 eggs x 100 days.. that’s up to 5000 FLEAS from just ONE flea!! It doesn’t take long before you have an infestation. 

This is why it is very important for regular vet visits and speaking with your vet about what flea and tick treatment is best for your pet. Ask about how to reduce the chance of your pet even being bitten.


In the many years that we were fostering dogs, we have seen our fair share of fleas and ticks. I will tell you of one of the WORST cases I have personally experienced.  A puppy was brought to us to foster and take care of till a new home could be found for him. What no one knew was that he was INFESTED with fleas. When I say infested, I really mean it. He had thousands of flees on him, bitting every inch from his nose to his tail!  After a vet visit, the vet recommended non-systemic flea medication and he was tested for Lyme disease, Bartonellosis and other flea and tick related illnesses. 

I am happy to report that in the end, the dog did not suffer from anything else other then a few bare patches of skin caused by the scratching. It could have been so much worse.

It is so easy to prevent our pets from getting fleas, speak with your vet and see what your options are to reduce the chance of fleas and ticks infesting your pets! 


Do you have a flea or tick story you would like to share with us? Tell us your experience in the comments below! 

Follow the #NoBiteIsRight tour at www.NoBiteIsRight.com and come meet Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund.

You can enter to win an appearance by Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund at your vet’s clinic!

Tweet #NoBiteIsRight, your vet’s city, the name of your vet’s clinic, and tag @Celeb_Dachshund between April 18-May 6. Each tweet is one vote with a limit of one vote per person per day. For an extra vote, tag a friend!

For more details, check out www.NoBiteIsRight.com


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bayer, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.

You may also like...