Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

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Flea and tick products for pets are available in many forms, including: shampoos, collars, sprays, dust, spot-on products. Spot-on flea and tick products are liquid pesticides applied to a “spot” on the pet’s skin, usually around the back of the neck or shoulder area. No flea and tick products are marketed specifically for use on reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, and other furry pets. Ask your veterinarian for advice on treating fleas and ticks on these and other exotic pets. When used according to label instructions and precautions, pet products can be very effective, but when misapplied or not used according to directions, your pets may be unnecessarily exposed to pesticides and could become ill.

Environmental Protection Agency. (2022, July). Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet. EPA. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from


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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Health, Preventative Care, Preventative Health Care - Parasite Screening & Prevention, Veterinary Care