Parasites in Northern Nevada Part One

By: Laura Leautier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Here in Northern Nevada, we’re really lucky to have relatively few parasites that can affect our pets.  Because of our low humidity and high elevation, fleas and ticks are rarities.  When a pet comes in with fleas or ticks, we usually find out they’ve traveled out of the area.  So when you travel to lower elevations and areas with more 

humidity, be sure to apply a 30-day acting flea and tick spot-on, such as Revolution or ParaStar Plus, about 24 hours before you go.  These products are safe around children, and your dog can even be bathed or go swimming without needing to reapply them.